Mental Health

Alcohol abuse resources

A growing number of teens have started abusing alcohol in the past several decades; some do so from peer pressure, wanting to experiment or to escape reality. While some symptoms are easy to identify, others may not be so apparent. Warning signs in teens, no matter how minor they may seem, should be taken seriously and treated immediately. These links provided will help shed some light on how to tell if your kid is experimenting with alcohol and how to help them stop before it becomes a problem.

Guide to warning signs

Underage drinking resources

Mental Health resources

Tri-County Mental Health Services
Provides behavioral health services that include mental health, substance use treatment and prevention and wellness activities to Clay, Platte and Ray counties in metropolitan Kansas City, MO. Their programs include psychiatric services, therapy and outpatient programs, crisis services for individuals and families, and substance abuse programs for adults and adolescents.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc.
Services to help individuals and families who experience emotional and coping problems (inability to handle everyday situations) or serious mental illness.

Services include individual and group counseling, psychiatric and medication management, crisis intervention, school based services, home based services, and transitional living for young adults.

Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health 
Services are aimed at assisting clients in managing the symptoms of their illness and in improving functioning in their day-to-day lives. Services also provide the support many persons with mental illness need to regain a sense of meaning and purpose in life.

Swope Health Services
Services can help children, adolescents and adults coping with behavioral health or chemical dependency issues. Counseling can help those who have struggled with emotional problems for years and those who find themselves in need of support in order to lead more productive and independent lives.

Synergy Services
Fully integrated programs include crisis hotlines, emergency shelter, transitional housing, therapeutic services, advocacy, mentoring and violence prevention programs throughout Greater Kansas City. 

Research Psychiatric Center
Private and confidential assessments and referral information are provided at no charge (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) by a licensed behavioral health professional to determine what services would be right for your adolescent (children 12 and older) Research offers a complete range of acute, inpatient, day treatment, and community based outpatient behavioral health care.

Solace House
Counseling for grieving children and their families.