Behavioral Health Services for the Kansas City Northland community. Prevention, assessment and treatment services for individuals and families throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties
Tri-County's Extra Effort Brings Hope for Families
Trying to help a loved one who has mental illness can be among the most difficult things in life. For parents and other close relatives, it can be heart-wrenching agony that seems endless. Read More.
Prestigious Harvest Ball Selects Tri-County for 2011
Tri-County Mental Health Services has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the prestigious Harvest Ball for 2011. The funds will be used to continue Tri-County's expanded services for older adults. Read More.
Older Adult Program Progresses with Cooperation
A wide range of activities for older adults and those who help care for them resulted from efforts by the Older Adult Health and Mental Wellness Program sponsored by Tri-County Mental Health Services. Read More.
Tri-County Continues Effort to Modernize Records
The agency formally went “live” in October 2010, but continues to enhance applications from both a clinical and billing perspective. Read More.
Flash! It's a Mob! But A Good One
Members of Youth with Vision sponsored by Tri-County were joined by Congress Middle School choir members and musically minded Tri-County staff and Northland Community Choir members to create a Flash Mob in the fountain court area of Zona Rosa April 23. Read More.
Smithville Student Honored with Statewide Award
Smithville High School Senior Shelby Yates is one of only 15 young people statewide to receive the 2011 Missouri Award for Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship. Read More.
Tri-County Continues Collaborative Efforts
Tri-County Community Health Services has recently expanded its historic emphasis on collaboration with other agencies to maximize services and help the most people possible in Clay, Platte and Ray counties. Read More.
Tucson Shooting: The Headlines May End, but Issues Remain
The shock, debate and even resignation surrounding the Arizona shooting have largely passed from the headlines. But for many in the mental health field, the “Tucson Tragedy” is part of a long-running drama that will remain. Read More.
Remember: May is Mental Health Month
"May is Mental Health Month" is a tradition that began in 1949 to raise awareness of mental health conditions and mental wellness for all.
This year, Mental Health America and other organizations are addressing these important issues through two themes:
Do More for 1 in 4 is a call to action to help the 1 in 4 American adults who live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition and the fact that they can go on to live full and productive lives.The second theme, Live Well! It's Essential for Your Potential, focuses on the importance of mental wellness and the steps everyone can take to improve their well-being and resiliency in the face of difficult times and challenges.
Save the Date: Tri-County Mental Health Annual Meeting, Aug. 22, 6 p.m.
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.
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 Sally King, LCSW, at (816) 877-0453.
The Northland Coalition and its affiliate community chapters all sponsored by Tri-County Mental Health meeting 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. Community groups also meet in Excelsior Springs, Missouri City, West Platte, Park Hill, Smithville and Liberty. To get involved in your local prevention efforts, please contact Laura Bruce at (816) 877-0498. Meetings generally not held in June and July.
If you would like to view any of our past newsletters or Annual Report, go here.
Tri-County Mental Health Services,
3100 NE 83rd St., Suite 1001, Kansas City, MO 64119-9998
Telephone: (816) 468-0400 (toll free: 800-210-1460)
www.tri-countymhs.org • 24-Hour Emergency Service Crisis Line 1-888-279-8188
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