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|

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|

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|

Former NFL Player Tony Mandarich to speak at Tri-County benefit

Mandarich will describe his journey through alcohol and drug addiction to recovery. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tri-County Mental Health Services Banquet and Benefit will feature keynote speaker, Tony Mandarich, former NFL player, author and business owner. Mandarich will recount his rise to the NFL, his struggles with alcohol, steroids and drug addiction and offer insights on his [...]

July 26th, 2019|

Tri-County is proud to be a part of citywide conference on Mental Health

This Year's Mental Health Kansas City Conference Focuses on Suicide Prevention and Awareness The suicide rate in the United States has risen sharply in recent years and in some demographic categories to the highest levels. That’s why suicide prevention and awareness is this year’s theme at the Mental Health Kansas City Conference on Friday, May [...]

April 24th, 2019|

Physical health, mental health… but what about your digital health?

Last year, CBS’s 60 Minutes spotlighted a growing problem among all of us. How much time we spend staring at screens – phones, computers, TVs, tablets, etc. Here at Tri-County Mental Health, our staff and consumers face the same challenges. But the question is: Can this be categorized as a true addiction or simply an [...]

February 8th, 2019|

Tri-County Mental Health Receives $52,000 Grant from the Health Forward Foundation

News Release - Tri-County Mental Health Services was awarded a $52,000 grant for the Health Care Home program from the Health Forward Foundation, formerly the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. The foundation received 46 grant applications and Tri-County Mental Health was the fourth largest of the 13 selected in November of 2018. Tri-County’s program [...]

February 5th, 2019|