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Forbidden Topic: Seniors and Suicide

Recently, an elderly couple jumped to their death from a fifth floor Las Vegas hotel parking garage. It’s a topic that you don’t hear much about. The rarely discussed topic of “Seniors and Suicide: Who is At Risk and How to Respond” will be presented at the Parkville YMCA Jan. …

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Finding Work Has Special Meaning at Tri-County

Jeff Stephens agrees that he has large shoes to fill. Stephens is the new Employment Services Supervisor at Tri-County Mental Health Services. His predecessor, Missy McGaw, set a high bar for him to follow. For several years, Tri-County’s employment services team has established several state and regional benchmarks for their …

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How to Stay Disease-Free with the Sunshine Vitamin That’s Actually a Hormone

Many foods today are fortified with vitamin D, especially milk, but unless you’re directly supplementing and getting moderate amounts of sunshine, you probably have too low serum levels that increase your risk of getting age-related diseases. The best source of information about vitamin D deficiency and optimal doses is probably …

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Tri-County to Host Family-To-Family Program

Northland sessions of the acclaimed Family-to-Family program will begin Jan. 10 at Tri-County Mental Health Services. The 12-week series is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to provide free education and support for families of individuals with mental illness. The 12 classes are held each Tuesday, from 6 …

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Northland Group Expands Communication About Mental Illness

Northland law enforcement officers were cautioned not to approach people with a mental illness from behind during a recent meeting of Tri-CIT, a new Crisis Intervention Team that focuses on Clay, Platte and Ray counties. Mental health consumer Elizabeth Wilson shared her own experiences with more than 40 officials during …

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Confirmed case of mumps in Kansas City

Confirmed case of mumps in Kansas City The mumps outbreak that has included other parts of Missouri has reached Kansas City, with at least one confirmed case reported here. The health department is working with providers and monitoring developments. “We need those who are sick to stay home,” said Dr. …

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North Kansas City Student Earns Attention with Healthy Program

North Kansas City School District

Caitlynn Bohanon brings an impressive range of skills to her work, especially when you learn she’s in school. A junior at North Kansas City High School, Bohanon this year launched Hornet Pride, a school group that visits elementary and middle schools to help boost school spirit and healthy lifestyles. The …

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January Events at North Kansas City Hospital

LUNCH & LEARN MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS Friday, Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. North Kansas City YMCA, 1999 Iron Street in North Kansas City, MO, 64116 Prescription medications can improve your health, but nearly 55% of seniors don’t take them as prescribed. Pharmacist Janna Kittle shares information about …

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CBC Declares a Winter Blood Emergency

An estimated additional 200 blood drives and 5,000 donations are needed in December and January to meet hospital demand for life-saving blood and to end the blood shortage Kansas City, MO — Community Blood Center (CBC) has declared a blood shortage and is asking the public to donate life-saving blood to help replenish the …

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NAMI Family Group To Meet Dec. 21 at Tri-County

The Northland family support group organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at Tri-County Mental Health Services Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The monthly meetings are designed for family members and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. The sessions are …

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