During the COVID-19 global pandemic, counseling programs have become a means of hope. Tri-County Mental Health Services was selected to be a part of the Missouri Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program serving the Clay, Platte and Ray counties in the Northland of Metro Kansas City. Through the Crisis Counseling Program, counselors provide support and resources to anyone dealing with anxiety and uncertainty caused by COVID-19. Show Me Hope helps people recover and rebuild their lives.

The following is a list of COVID-19-related support groups offered by Tri-County:

  • Support Group for Individuals with Mental and Physical Health Challenges
    • Days offered: First and Third Tuesdays of each month
    • Time: 1 to 2:30pm
    • About: A safe and open space for individuals who suffer from physical and mental health challenges and are looking for support and resources.
    • Register here or call (816) 468-0400

 

  • Support Group for Caregivers of Remote Learners
    • Days offered: First and Third Tuesdays of each month
    • Time: 6 to 7:30pm
    • About: A safe and open space for caregivers of remote learners to be given access to education, resources and support from others who are going through similar things
    • Register here or call (816) 468-0400

 

  • Teacher Support Group
    • Days offered: Thursdays (through 3/18)
    • Time: 4:30 to 5pm
    • About: Take time to pause and connect virtually with other educators during this challenging year.
    • Register here or call (816) 468-0400

 

  • Family Support Group
    • Days offered: First and Third Wednesday of each month
    • Time: 6 to 7:30pm
    • About: Various topics will be covered each month to assist those supporting friends, family members and loved ones living with a mental illness
    • Register here

 

  • COVID-19 Survivors
    • Days offered: Every other Monday (starting Feb. 8)
    • Time: 6:30 to 7:30pm
    • About: This is a safe and open space for individuals who have had COVID-19 and are continuing to experience symptoms. Come share your story, connect with other long-haulers, and learn self-care practices.
    • Register here

 

  • Public Health Department Support Groups
    • Days offered: Mondays (3:30 to 4:30pm) and Wednesdays (noon to 1pm)
    • About: Come to any or all of these support group meetings to discuss the unique pandemic challenges you’re facing along with other public health workers. Learn and practice some self-care techniques.
    • Register here

The following are support groups at partnering agencies in our area:

  • ReDiscover
    • Name: Offerings Support Group for COVID-19 Related Grief and Loss
    • Days offered: Tuesdays from 1/19/2021-2/23/2021
    • Time: 4:30 to 5:30pm
    • About: This is a FREE virtual support group for friends, family and care team members who have experienced COVID-19 related grief and loss. We will meet weekly for six one-hour sessions and draw from mindfulness, expressive therapies, and solution-focused therapy techniques to guide our discussion in support of each other.
    • Register at https://covid19supportgroup.eventbrite.com or email Brockett@moshowmehope.org

 

Platte Woods United Methodist Church

    • Name: Grief Support Group
    • Days offered: Wednesdays starting 1/13/2021
    • Time: 6 to 7pm
    • About: Free and open to all. Using the book “Lose, Love, Live” by Dr. Dan Moseley (Books available for a donation of $5)
    • Register at https://plattewoodschurch.org/events/

 

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