Mo Department of Agriculture Announces FREE AgriStress Helpline

An AgriStress Helpline for Missouri producers is available through the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  The helpline is a free and confidential service available to Missouri producers and rural families seeking mental health support. Missouri’s Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn said “Having a career in agriculture is not for the faint of heart. Unpredictable weather, market volatility, cost fluctuation, government regulations, […]

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988 National Suicide Prevention Hotline

In October of last year, dialing a local phone number began requiring dialing the area code and number.  This was in preparation for the launch of the 988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  That launch is this Saturday.  Starting on July 16th, the new three-digit dialing code will route callers to the 988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. This has […]

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MU Extension Offers FREE Mental Health First Aid Program

In response to our nation’s mental health crisis, University of Missouri Extension will bring a Youth Mental Health First Aid training program to Chillicothe on June 9.  This program is for adults that work with children ages 12-18 years of age.  Livingston County Extension Director Jessica Trussell says this groundbreaking skills-based course gives people the tools to identify, understand and […]

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Livingston County Sheriff’s Investigations

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department investigated several incidents in the latter half of September.  Some of them include: September 17th – Deputies responded to a location in Utica on a domestic assault call.  The reported victim could not recall where she was struck and had no visible markings.  Evidence seized included a wooden handrail, drug paraphernalia, and other items.  Deputies […]

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Chillicothe Weekend Police Report

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 224 calls for service from Friday through Sunday.  Some of the calls include: Friday, October 1st 6:48 a.m., Officers arrested a 31-year-old man in the 10 block of S. Washington St on a probation violation warrant.  He was unable to post the required bond and was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail. 8:09 […]

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Improving & Maintaining Good Mental Health

Good mental health includes both intellectual and emotional well being.  Gina Lucas from the University of Missouri Extension says intellectual health includes the performance of mental functions. Lucas says our emotional health may be more complex. She says a Healthy Self-Concept is also important.  You should focus on YOU and not compare yourself to others. If you are struggling with […]

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Maintaining Good Mental Health

Good mental health includes both intellectual and emotional well being.  Gina Lucas from the University of Missouri Extension says intellectual health includes the performance of mental functions. Lucas says our emotional health may be more complex. She says a Healthy Self-Concept is also important.  You should focus on YOU and not compare yourself to others. If you are struggling with […]

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Dealing With COVID-19 – Stress & Anxiety

The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak can be tough on some people, even to the point of causing anxiety.  The University of Missouri Health recognizes this.  Dr. Laine Young-Walker, a psychiatrist at University of Missouri Health Care says in order to deal with that anxiety you should focus on what you can control and starting to establish new routines. Dr. […]

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MU Extension Offering Mental Health First Aid

The University of Missouri Extension is offering Mental Health First Aid training in Chillicothe.  This groundbreaking eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary. The program will be held at First Baptist Church, 1601 Bryan […]

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