In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health Association Oklahoma joined Domestic Violence Intervention Services for a table talk discussion hosted by the Broken Arrow Police Department.
Lucinda Morte, our Mental Health Assistance Center Clinical Coordinator, discussed the importance of support, mental health education and the invaluable resources available to Oklahomans. Within this, she examined the mechanics of 988, the crisis hotline that rolled out nationally last July, including the importance of its peer-support element.
Also part of the dialogue was brain development, intergenerational trauma and the impact of domestic violence and ACEs (adverse childhood experiences).
As we work tirelessly to both serve vulnerable Oklahomans and end the stigma surrounding mental illness and homelessness, we are honored to be a part of discussions that are rooted the same important values. You can view the entire discussion here.
As always, if you are in a mental health crisis, please call or text 988. For non-crisis assistance, please contact our Mental Health Assistance Center at this link or by calling 918.585.1213 or 405.943.3700.