Stories

Homelessness is TOO BIG TO IGNORE

Homelessness is TOO BIG TO IGNORE By Mark Vann When I was homeless for a year-and-a-half, my kids would sometimes visit me at the shelter. That meant a lot, but I know it was heartbreaking for them to see their

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , ,

Mental Illness is TOO BIG TO IGNORE

Mental Illness is TOO BIG TO IGNORE By Bianca Thompson Mental Health Association Oklahoma Staff Member I once had a “normal” life as a nursing assistant. Then my untreated bipolar disorder spiraled my life into a manic period where I couldn’t remember

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: , , ,

Incarceration is TOO BIG TO IGNORE

Incarceration is TOO BIG TO IGNORE By Lindsay McAteer When my son, Talon, was born five years ago, my house was in foreclosure, I hadn’t worked for six years, and I was facing 12 years to life for drug trafficking.

Posted in Home Feed Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

My Journey is TOO BIG TO IGNORE

My Journey is TOO BIG TO IGNORE By Tawnua Montanden Mental Health Association Oklahoma Creating Connections Participant  My journey is TOO BIG TO IGNORE because I was once trapped in darkness and couldn’t find my way out. All alone I

Posted in Home Feed Tagged with: , , , , ,

Suicide is TOO BIG TO IGNORE

Suicide is TOO BIG TO IGNORE By Jon Haverfield Mental Health Association Oklahoma Volunteer I never thought my big sister, Christin, would die by suicide. As a nurse and a community volunteer, she always put other people first and herself

Posted in Home Feed Tagged with: , , , ,

TOO BIG TO IGNORE: Suicide Prevention Mural

On average, 123 people in the U.S. die by suicide each day. That’s roughly the equivalent of a passenger jet crashing every single day. Imagine how quickly our country would rally to end an airliner crashing every day yet suicide

Posted in Home Feed Tagged with:
Connect with Us:
Top