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Welcome to our Sanctuary Community

Staff and clients of Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma welcome you to our Sanctuary Community.  This safe place exists for clients and staff to overcome the effects of trauma, adversity & chronic stress. To promote this safe, healing environment, clients and staff commit to:  Nonviolence – being safe outside (physically), inside (emotionally), with others (social) […]

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Every Day is Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is every day for 650,000 Oklahomans who served in our nation’s military, and to all Veterans, we say thank you for your service. Many companies will offer discounts on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11,  to say thanks. Follow this link to the list. If you know a Tulsa area Veteran who needs a place to connect […]

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Culture of respect prevents bullying

It is not OK to ignore bullying at school, at work or at home. All of us have a social responsibility to stop it and to build a culture of mutual respect and safety. We can end bullying if we start by teaching children to respect people who are different. Bullying is violence even if […]

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Bullying Prevention Month

It’s important for parents, teachers and other adults to learn more about bullying. This post is reprinted from an excellent bullying prevention resource to help start the discussion during Bullying Prevention Month: http://www.stopbullying.gov/. What is bullying? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, […]

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Mental illness awareness begins with you and me

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 5-11. The week also includes National Depression Screening Day, October 9, and World Mental Health Day on October 10. Follow this link to take a self-assessment for depression. So  what can we do to raise awareness? Here are some things to share: 1 in 4 people has a mental illness Mental […]

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Prevent suicide: Ask ‘Are you OK?’

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Did you know that most people who commit suicide don’t want to die? They just want the pain to go away. Showing your concern by asking “Are You OK?” makes a difference. What if they say they have a plan to commit suicide? Call 911. Do not leave them alone. […]

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Five ways to reduce stress

Nearly half of us are stressed out, according to a July poll by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here are easy ways to reduce stress any time: 1. Take a break from what is stressing you. 2. Exercise. A simple walk or stretching can help. 3. Smile and laugh. Laughter truly  is the best medicine. […]

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Family Fun Day

Back to school is stressful for families whose children struggle with emotional and behavioral issues.  To start the year off right, Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma hosted a Family Fun Day  Saturday for its young clients and their families. Staff and board members donated backpacks, school supplies, games and other gifts that clients will take […]

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Home Alone: Tips for Success

Some working families dread summer breaks especially when their children are too old for day care and summer camps. The key to a successful, less stressful summer vacation for children is planning. Let children help you create the routines, rules, consequences and rewards for staying home alone. Routines: Visual prompts A cheery reminder note on […]

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Mind Your Mental Health

It is still a great time to start a conversation about mental health. Let’s continue mental health month into June and beyond. Here are some facts, just shared by NAMI,  about mental health for children and teens: 20% of youth have a mental health condition 11% have a mood disorder 10% have a mood or […]

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