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|

Play therapy helps children at home during COVID-19

Krista Heller, Art Therapist, helps assemble play therapy kits So many things have changed because of COVID-19 including how we treat the youngest of our patients. One of the best tools clinicians like to use when visiting the office with these young patients are Expressive Therapy. During COVID-19 this transformed into "play therapy [...]

July 21st, 2020|

Tri-County to Serve as Part of Statewide Crisis Counseling Program in Response to Those Affected by the Pandemic

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|

How to Help a Friend with a Check-In Phone Call

In an article we were reading recently about depression and the pandemic, we noticed the importance of “check-in calls.” Dr. Gary Sachs, from the Harvard Medical School, noted that not only are check-in phone calls helpful for those who receive them, they also help the people making the calls. After making a call, the caller [...]

April 27th, 2020|

COVID-19 – A time to revisit “Know Thyself”

-A blog post by Tri-County CEO Tom Petrizzo While we are getting accustomed to the “new normal” --  stay-at-home orders and extremely dry, but ultra clean hands -- I’m thinking this is a good time to get to know ourselves so we can better cope with the current health crisis situation. “Know Thyself” is a [...]

March 26th, 2020|
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