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From the Battle Field to the Streets & Back Home

By Jayson Armstrong Volunteer, Mental Health Association Oklahoma In the Army’s Infantry Division, I felt pride and honor. I was a part of a brotherhood that I was linked to for life. When I ended up on the streets and

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Why You Must Read “Epidemic Ignored”

By Matt Gleason Mental Health Association Oklahoma Before Jaclyn Cosgrove ever applied for, and received, the prestigious 2015-16 Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, her heart had broken too many times as she heard stories about Oklahomans who suffered

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Books to Help Cope with the Death of a Loved One to Suicide

In the aftermath of a loved one dying by suicide, it’s difficult to know where to turn for help. During this difficult time for you and your family, you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions, including shock, sadness, anger,

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I’m Not “Mentally Ill,” I’m a Student with Depression

By Emily Farris Mental Health Association Oklahoma Volunteer My best friend saved my life. He didn’t push me out of the way of a car or jump in front of a bullet. It was much simpler than that. He saved

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The Reason I Lead Mental Health Support Groups

By Trish Mason Support Group Leader Mental Health Association Oklahoma There’s a saying, “Life is hard, but at least we get to hold hands.” This sums up the power of the two Association support groups that I lead. The Survivors

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Is My Child Thinking about Suicide?

  Considered a major public health problem in the state, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people 10 to 24 years old. While these numbers may make suicide seem common, it is important to realize that suicide

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