Upcoming Events

Designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. This course is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. 

 To register, please email Maggie Chandler at maggiez@tri-countymhs.org

Ray County Meeting Schedule

No Meeting in January

12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Ray County Library

215 E Lexington St
Richmond, MO 64085

  • February 5     
  • March 4
  • April 1
  • May 6
  • June – TBD (Annual Meeting)
  • August 5
  • September 2
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2

In an attempt to increase involvement with prevention strategies you all care about, we are returning to daytime meetings!  Beginning next month, our meetings will take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 12:00-1:30pm at the Ray County Library (excluding July).  Please add the dates below to your calendar and consider inviting others that, like you, have a vested interest in helping to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities across Ray County.  We hope to see you all at the next meeting on Wednesday, February 5th at noon!  

Contact Kara with any questions! 


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Like the Encourage Hope and Help Facebook Page!

Help us reach more community members with suicide prevention information and messages by liking the local Encourage Hope and Help Facebook page! Go directly to the page by clicking here.

New Blog Post is UP!

July’s blog discusses Alcohol Advertising and how it influences youth perceptions on drinking. The brain is not fully developed until at least the mid-twenties. Learn why teens are more vulnerable to alcohol, the impact alcohol has on the brain, and what you can do to as a parent to prevent underage drinking.

Read the blog post here!

Calling All Leaders!

With Tri-County Mental Health Services, Youth With Vision’s primary Focus is to work with our schools and communities to decrease alcohol and other drug use by teens so that all youth in Clay, Platte, and Ray county have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Contact Sherri Miller!



Whether you’re a parent or an adult who works with youth on a regular basis, talking to kids about drinking and drugs can be difficult. Here are the resources you need to start and continue those conversations.

Parent Up KC

Drug Guide

A comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information for parents. Learn the facts, prevalence and warning signs to help keep your child safe.

Alcohol & Drug Use information

About NIDA

Need to find a counselor or seek treatment help for your child? Tri-County Mental Health Services provides prevention and recovery-oriented mental health and substance use services.