Behavioral Health Services for the Kansas City Northland community. Prevention, assessment and treatment services for individuals and families throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties
CIT Training Helps Law Enforcement, Providers and Consumers
The growing ranks of law enforcement personnel with Crisis Intervention Team training is one of the quiet victories in efforts to help those with mental illness. Tri-County and other community mental health providers are helping police and sheriff departments add an important tool to their work—and help those with mental illness.. Read More.
Metro Council Calls for More “Mental Health First Aid”
The Metropolitan Council of Community Mental Health Centers Jan. 23 unveiled a plan to train approximately 1,300 additional community members during the next year in Mental Health First Aid. Read More.
Improving Mental Health Takes a Community
In a column published by the Liberty Tribune, Tri-County's Jamie Wehmeyer notes that recent headlines about mental health may only tell part of the story. Read More.
Tri-County Opens New Pharmacy, Lab
The new GENOA pharmacy and lab was opened at Tri-County recently with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Behind the scenes, the new services mean more convenience and care for consumers. Read More.
Prevention Network Recognized as National Model
The Prevention Program at Tri-County Mental Health Services has been selected for a Services to Science grant by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).Liberty Alliance for Youth, Inc. (LAFYI) has been named a “Coalition of Excellence” by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). Read More.
Employee Honors Recognize Important Work
Michelle Jackson's title as Tri-County administrative assistant for medical services doesn't do justice to the quiet miracles that occur in her department. Read More.
Tri-County Makes Headlines…and Videos
Tri-County was in the news recently with several important reports on mental health care in the area, and across the nation. Read More.
Prescriptions for Mental Health Pushed in Kansas City Region
Tri-County was part of a recent initiative to identify practical steps to improve mental wellness and care for those with a mental illness. Read More.
Meetings at TCMHS
Family Support Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m., the first Wednesday of each month in the meeting room of Tri-County's offices. Monthly speakers on relevant topics.
NAMI Family Support Group: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month in the lobby conference room, Tri-County Mental Health Services.
Tri-County Board of Directors: 4:30 p.m., the fourth Monday of each month, Room 140, Tri-County offices.
Aging and Mental Health Coalition of Kansas City North: 2:30-3:30 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month, second floor conference room, Tri-County. Especially focused to offer speakers and information for service providers and those interested in the older adult community of the Northland.
Tri-County Older Adult Services provides free screening, presentations and other services. For more information, contact Emily Roper-Parsons at (816) 468-0400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northland Coalition and its affiliate community chapters sponsored by Tri-County Mental Health meet monthly throughout the area. The parent group Northland Coalition meets at 11:30 am on the third Wednesday of each month in the second floor conference room of Tri-County. Individual community groups meet in locations throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties. To become involved in your local prevention efforts, please contact Laura Bruce at (816) 877-0498. Meetings generally not held in July and December.
Tri-County Starts Two Recovery Groups: Northlanders facing mental health and substance abuse problems are invited to join one of two groups. Both are free, five-week programs that can be joined at any time. “Team Recovery” meets Mondays at 10 a.m. It is designed to help make progress toward recovery from both mental illness and substance abuse. The group will use discussion, interaction and education. “Recovery Connection” meets Fridays at 2:00 p.m. It is designed to answer questions about how to improve one’s functioning, learn about the latest research on brain chemistry, develop symptom management skills, and learn how substance use interferes with good mental health. Both meetings are held in Room 1140 at Tri-County Mental Health Services, 3100 NE 83rd Street, Kansas City. Participation is limited and anyone interested is asked to call Ginny Lessenden, Therapist with Tri-County’s Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders program at 816-877-0415.
More Tri-County meeting and support group news is always available at www.tri-countymhs.org/news/events.html as well as our news page http://www.tri-countymhs.org/news/articles.html.
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