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|

Time for Action – Tri-County CEO Message

After the shocking video of the death of George Floyd became public, I started monitoring the public statements made by large corporations, such as Ford, General Motors, Google, Amazon and others. They were all very similar in that they publicly denounced any form of racism or injustice based on race or ethnicity. However, the GM statement [...]

June 11th, 2020|

Updated Statement on Service Availability, May 19, 2020

Tri-County Mental Health Services stands ready to support our communities’ behavioral health needs. As we proceed with planning toward a gradual reopening of our offices, services will still be delivered remotely and at the current time our lobby remains closed. We will continue to provide services and appointments by phone or telehealth. Our phone lines [...]

May 19th, 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|

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|