Services to be offered via phone and telehealth

The CEO of Tri-County Mental Health Services distributed a video today explaining how COVID-19 has affected the face-to-face personal services of the offices at Tri-County. Please view the video message here: https://youtu.be/0u8gBbZJ_uU After today, Monday, March 23 all non-urgent mental health services will be conducted via the telephone or telehealth. To find out about services [...]

March 23rd, 2020|

Combatting Isolation and Loneliness in a Time of Social Distancing and Self-Imposed Quarantines – by Tom Petrizzo, CEO, Tri-County Mental Health Services

“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” ― Honoré de Balzac A colleague of mine said recently “technology is the great false god of connectedness.”  We are learning now that even with smart phones and tablets, we are more isolated than ever before.  And loneliness is on the rise contributing [...]

March 19th, 2020|

Service Availability During Public Health Crisis – Updated March 20, 2020

Due to the public health emergency, Tri-County Mental Health Services will be limiting its services. We stand ready to support our communities’ behavioral health needs. Starting Monday March 23, 2020, we will no longer have in person appointments until further notice. We will continue to provide services and appointments by phone or telehealth. Our phone lines will remain open! Please call us [...]

March 17th, 2020|

Don’t Let Social Distancing Affect Your Mental Health

Don’t Let "Social Distancing" Affect Your Mental Health, By Tom Petizzo, CEO, Tri-County Mental Health Services The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting all of us, even those without fevers or coughs. If you are worried about whether the grocery store is going to have the items you need or if you are are staying home instead [...]

March 15th, 2020|

Tri-County Notice Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID 19)

We are continually monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation worldwide and its effects to our local community. The safety and wellbeing of our staff and clients is our top priority. We are committed to providing the best services possible while maintaining a safe environment. At this time we ask clients and visitors to stay home [...]

March 13th, 2020|

Tri-County Mental Health takes an active role in vaping education and prevention

It’s hard to avoid the numerous headlines about the dangers of vaping and even the deaths associated with this addiction. As of October 29, 37 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states, which includes Missouri. And it keeps increasing. According to 2018 numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 3.6 million young [...]

November 12th, 2019|

Keep Them Safe, Clean Them Out, Take Them Back – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 26

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 26 is specially designated to focus on reminding anyone who uses prescription drugs to keep them carefully stored and to safely dispose of any that are no longer needed. Currently there are 12 permanent drop box sites located in law enforcement agencies operating throughout the year in [...]

October 15th, 2019|

Health Forward Foundation awards grant

Tri-County Mental Health Services receives $125,000 grant from Health Forward Foundation Tri-County Mental Health Services was awarded a $125,000 grant for “Zero Suicide” initiatives. Tri-County will now be able to increase engagement of those at risk of suicide by supporting a qualified behavioral health professional and crisis manager. This grant was awarded by the Health [...]

September 19th, 2019|

AMP Class Participants Learn Balance and Patience

Caring for an aging adult can often be challenging even to experienced caregivers. Tri-County Mental Health offers 12-week courses for caregivers of adults. The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) provides lessons not only on giving care to others but also lessons on self-care and healthy aging. Debi Walters, class participant During one of the [...]

July 24th, 2019|