Home / Tag Archives: mental health

Tag Archives: mental health

Making the Right Connections for Those Who Face Challenges

For many people who deal with mental illness, the struggle is complicated by physical ailments as well. In the worst cases, they can face a downward spiral of increased illness, mentally and physically. Muriel Gray works to reduce and end that spiral. As Healthcare Home Qualified Mental Health Professional for …

Read More »

She Helps Bring Peace to Unquiet Minds

Shirleetra Roundtree may have found her dream job, but it’s not without challenge. As the school mental health liaison for Tri-County Mental Health Services, Roundtree spends most of her time at the Golden Oaks Education Center operated by the North Kansas City School District. She does all her work in …

Read More »

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. …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver – A Huge Impact

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver represents the fifth district in the United States House of Representatives. His district includes a portion of Clay County Missouri. This is his December 2, 2016 newsletter. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we publish these communications please click here. A development this week in …

Read More »

Getting Help for Northland Young People and Families

Liz Jarski’s work with Tri-County Mental Health Services includes lots of details and demands, but most of all she targets making life better for young people and their families in Clay, Platte, and Ray counties. Labeled a Youth Qualified Mental Health Professional, Jarski starts by assessing the mental health needs …

Read More »

“Silver Tsunami” Bringing Major Challenges

Like the nation, the Northland faces significant challenge as the population ages and the needs increase for everything from specialized health care to financial assistance. P. Glen Smith, Esq., recently shared a realistic but hopeful message with the Aging and Mental Health Coalition of Kansas City North meeting Sept. 15 …

Read More »

Small Team Brings Big Steps for Community Change

Tri-County Mental Health Service’s Prevention Program consists of only four people, but its reach impacts thousands throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties. Throughout the past 23 years, TCMHS Prevention programs and the hundreds of volunteers they work with have received state and national recognition. The organization is even becoming a …

Read More »

Learning to Cope The Right Way Can Be A Big Step

Even Lauren Holley admits there are aspects to her work that still amaze her. As a dual diagnosis treatment therapist for Tri-County Mental Health Services, Holley works with Northlanders who have been diagnosed with both a mental illness and substance abuse. Like many issues addressed at the community mental health …

Read More »

Gatherings Bring Health for Older Adults

Older adults at a Northland senior center recently took important steps to maintain their health: They shared stories from their lives and loved ones, discovered unknown family connections and cherished memories. Reminiscing might not seem like therapy, but sharing recollections can in fact help maintain physical and mental health, noted …

Read More »