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The Association’s 2018 Legislative Priorities

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The Association’s 2018 Legislative Priorities

Advocates like you across the state help initiate and support public policies that promote mental health, prevent mental disorders, and provide access to a full array of quality, integrated, community-based mental health services for all persons in need of them.

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Behind the Scenes: 2018 Homelessness Point-in-Time Count

Ashley was a special education teacher in a former life. Ryan is a good son who often visits his father. Up until now, they have lived very different lives in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, respectively. But, at least to people

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The Power of Personal Goals

By Jennifer Livingston, LCSW Director of Housing Services   My father instilled in me early on the importance of making personal goals throughout life. Perhaps this is why I have found my solace in the gym and in powerlifting —

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Casdyn’s Juggling New Life Skills

  Nineteen-year-old Casdyn has excelled in the performing arts practically his entire life. Beyond his work in the theatre, the Tulsan has honed his circus skills, so he can swing on the trapeze and walk the tightrope, among other incredible

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Can we get it right this time or will history repeat itself?

By Michael W. Brose, MSW CEO, Mental Health Association Oklahoma As more effective medications began to emerge in the 1950s and ’60s, large, isolated state mental hospitals began to close or be downsized across the country, including here in Oklahoma.

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Ben’s New Life & Limbs

At the outset of 2017, Ben Rentie, Jr. felt it was just another year of living on the streets confined to a wheelchair thanks to two legs lost to frostbite almost a decade ago. “At the time, I was just

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