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Don’t Be SAD Over the Winter, Holidays

Tri-County Mental Health

If things like holiday stress and cloudy, grey weather seem worse than usual, Becky Franklin says you can probably blame the sun, or the lack of it. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is not a new fad or an excuse for feeling overwhelmed, says Franklin, the Older Adult Educator for Tri-County …

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Local Tragedies Reflect National Trend

Tom Petrizzo

The Northland follows an unfortunate and tragic national trend with a spike in deaths for middle-aged, white Americans between 1999 and 2013. Unlike traditional death rates driven by issues like heart disease, this trend is connected with an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse, according to a …

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Senator Claire McCaskill Upset About Drug Price Increases

United States Senator Claire McCaskill

Senator Claire McCaskill is the senior United States Senator from Missouri. This is a video of her leading a hearing on prescription drug increases on older, off-patent drugs. The hearing in the video was titled, “Sudden Price Spikes in Off-Patent Drugs: Perspectives from the Front Lines.” You can see the full …

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Senator Roy Blunt Discusses Excellence in Mental Health Act

Roy Blunt The Northland News

Senator Roy Blunt is the Junior United States Senator from Missouri. This is a video of him speaking on the floor of the United States Senate about the Excellence in Mental Health Act. Blunt contends that a greater focus on mental health will yield better health outcomes. For more information on …

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Missouri Viewpoints Examines Foster Care and Mental Health First Aid in Missouri

Missouri Viewpoints Mike Ferguson

“Missouri Viewpoints” is a weekly non-partisan news, information, public affairs program that is produced by Mike Ferguson. The show is on television and radio throughout Missouri. The Northland News encourages it’s readers to be informed on issues at the local and state level. Missouri Viewpoints is the best place for …

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Holiday Planning at Tri-County Mental Health Focuses on Children

Tri-County Mental Health

Efforts from a September run/walk and staff volunteers are coming together for the Tri-County Mental Health Services 2015 Holiday Assistance Program. With funds raised during the September Heart and Sole 5K, the annual program will provide gifts and other items for children and families challenged with mental illness. From Weston …

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New Focus at Tri-County Mental Health Emphasizes Personal Trauma

Jamie Wehmeyer Tri-County Mental Health Services

In hindsight, it might seem obvious that serious trauma can impact someone’s life. But a new mental health emphasis being implemented at Tri-County Mental Health Services is more than that. Trauma Informed Care offers both an insight into broken lives and tools to help fix them, explains Jamie Wehmeyer, Tri-County …

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New Tri-County Mental Health Worker Helps Launch School Program

Tri-County Mental Health

Shirleetra Roundtree-Nyarangi has joined Tri-County Mental Health services as a school-based qualified mental health professional (QMHP). In a program launched in August, Roundtree-Nyarangi is based with the North Kansas City School District in a cooperative program to provide clinical behavioral health services and support to students and their families in …

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Missouri Insurance Regulators Reach Settlement with Medicare Supplement Insurer Old Surety

Old Surety Life Insurance Company to pay $150,000 fine Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance recently reached a settlement agreement with the Old Surety Life Insurance Company after regulators alleged the insurer discouraged producers from accepting Medicare Supplement applications from unhealthy consumers during open enrollment and guarantee …

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Kansas City Medical Society Awards Lifetime Achievement Award to Michael Montgomery, MD

Michael Montgomery North Kansas City Hospital

NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO (November 18, 2015) – Michael Montgomery, MD, chairperson of North Kansas City Hospital’s Board of Trustees and interventional cardiologist with Meritas Health Cardiology, received the Kansas City Medical Society’s (KCMS) 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award during the society’s annual banquet on Oct. 21 at the Kauffman Center …

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