• Life Fest

    a Mental Health Mixer & Suicide Nixer

    We are losing too many good people to suicides. Suicides are up 34% in Missouri since 1999, which is unacceptable.


    During Suicide Awareness Month this year, we're taking counseling and comfort direct to you.


    Won't you join us Sept. 21, from Noon to 6 pm at Mulberry Lake at the Village at Briarcliff. Ask our counselors about anything weighing on your mind and get hooked up with mental health resources in a fun, approachable manor.


    Please come as you are. Bring your dog, bring your family and bring your kids. Leave happier and more connected.


    Life Fest is presented by Signature Psychiatric Hospital and benefits Tri-County Mental Health Services. More than 20 mental health and wellness organizations will provide education and resources throughout the event.


  • Activity Zones

    In addition to free counseling for kids, adults, military members & first responders, enjoy these activities.

    Lake Stage

    Noon to 1 pm

    Tamicka Monson


    1 - 1:30 pm

    NKC High School Pep Band

    1:30 - 2 pm

    Jahn Paul


    2:30 - 4 pm

    The Ragged Few


    4 - 4:30 pm

    Jahn Paul

    4:30 - 5 pm

    Victor James Dougherty


    5 - 6 pm

    Midnight Rodeo

    Speaker Tent

    Noon - 1 pm

    Understanding the Developing Brain by Rebecca Bolich, Brain Balance Center

    1 - 2 pm

    On My Knees, artist Ryan Wilks


    2- 3 pm

    Senior Living and Memory Care Therapy by therapist Rachelle Norman


    3 - 4 pm

    Anxiety, Stress & Your Child by Dr. Jill Rosbrugh


    4-5 pm

    Mental Health & the Gut by Dr. Jonah Yakel of Lifegate Health Center


    Holistic Zone

    Noon to 1 pm

    Sound Therapy by Amy Rice


    Noon to 5 pm

    PEMF & Vibrational Therapy by Dr. Joe Gustafson of Back to Nature Holistic Medicine


    1 to 2 pm

    Yoga by Henna Fuller

    NKC Yoga


    2 - 3 pm

    Reiki by Laura Mullinnex


    3 - 4 pm

    Chanting by Victor Dougherty

    Temple Buddhist Center


    4 - 6 pm

    Drum Circle

    by Deb Babbitt & Rachelle Norman, Soundscaping Source



    Kid Zone

    Noon - 12:30 pm

    Sluggerrr photo op time


    Noon - 6 pm

    Bouncy Houses

    by Fun Services


    Fire Truck Tours by KCFD


    2 - 5 pm

    Face painting

    by Jennifer Pendarvis


    3 - 5 pm

    Art therapy: Make mandalas and art with Jill Kernodle

    Chill Out Zone

    Noon to 6 PM


    Lawn chairs & Umbrellas




    Corn Toss Games


    Food & drink for purchase provided by:


    Lucky Elixir Kombucha by the Brewkery

    Heros NY Griddle

    Gold Medal BBQ

    Elios Coffee


    Frosty Treats



    Counseling Zone


    Student Counseling by

    Sheena Slack

    Cassie Dennis



    Adult & Addiction Counseling

    Debra Richardson

    Shelby Creek

    David Langdon



    Military & First Responder

    Counseling by

    Kim Barlow



  • Volunteer

    We could really use your help.


    Tell us what you liked, didn't like and want to see next year.