Covid-19 – What are some common emotional reactions?

Everyone who experiences a disaster like the coronavirus pandemic is affected in some way. Grief and stress are common. Fortunately, most people are resilient, and we can draw on our individual and collective resilience to get through this pandemic together. One important step in dealing with the stress that comes with the pandemic is recognizing [...]

August 14th, 2020|

Tri-County to Serve as Part of Statewide Crisis Counseling Program

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Mental Health was awarded a grant to provide behavioral health services to those who are emotionally troubled by the pandemic and Tri-County Mental Health Services has been selected as one of the more than 20 partner agencies throughout the state of Missouri. Olivia Booher, Tri-County's Director [...]

July 2nd, 2020|

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|
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