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Medication safety

June is National Safety Month. Here are some focus areas for this year’s observance: Medication safety and prescription painkiller abuse. Driving, biking, and working safely. First aid and emergency preparedness. Preventing slips, trips, and falls. Did you know prescription drugs are the most commonly misused substances by people ages 14 and older? Drug misuse and abuse […]

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Home alone

Kids will run out the school doors for summer break soon, and many parents/guardians are trying to plan a safe summer break for their children. To begin your search for quality summer programs for children of all ages, follow this link to Tulsa Kids. Parents/guardians wonder when is the right age to leave a child […]

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Belk Charity Day

Belk Charity Day is 6-10 a.m. Saturday, April 29. Help our cause by purchasing a $5 ticket to attend. Counseling & Recovery keeps all proceed from its ticket sales before the event. The $5 ticket gets you into the April 29th event and also doubles as a $5 coupon for your first purchase.  Tickets are good at Belk […]

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Your home team for better health

Are you struggling with mental health and physical health issues? Do you have questions or concerns about your mental health, physical health, wellness, and chronic health conditions and how to manage them? Would you like to have someone to help you navigate the complex health care system? Ask for Counseling & Recovery Services to become YOUR HEALTH HOME. […]

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Women’s mental health

Discussing women’s mental health is an excellent way to honor International Women’s Day on March 8 and Women’s History Month throughout March. Psychiatry and mental health treatment did more harm than good for women in the 19th century and much of the 20th century. Women who rebelled against Victorian authority risked being declared insane and […]

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Rustic Cuff Fundraiser

Looking for a great  gift for friends and family? How about giving a Rustic Cuff benefiting mental health and substance abuse services for adults, children and families? $10 of every bracelet sold benefits Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma’s mental health and substance abuse programs for adults, children and families. The bracelet,  is $32 and […]

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Labels lead to discrimination

Labeling helps identify things. We immediately know the difference between a grocery store and a hospital because of labels. Labeling social, ethnic and political groups eliminates human connection and understanding. This leads to judgment, discrimination and violent communication. Some people have trouble understanding how communication can be violent. The late Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, created excellent definitions […]

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Change takes more than resolutions

Life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change. Jim Rohn Every new year, we think and talk about change, but change requires much more than resolutions to succeed. The book “Get a Life That Doesn’t Suck” states we must close the gap between the life we want and the life we have […]

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CALM Center gift

Joy in the Cause donated several dozen backpacks filled with Mavis dogs, t-shirts, toiletries, flashlights, and more to children who come to the CALM Center in an emotional, behavioral or substance abuse crisis. “Many children arrive without toiletries or extra clothing so these gifts are especially important,” said CALM Center Director Matthew Crum. “This meets a […]

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Labor Day: Work-Life Balance

Parades and speeches filled many community’s streets beginning on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City, the first Labor Day celebration. Workers used the holiday as a platform to talk about their needs. Today’s workers face different pressures and needs than those when Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894.  Many industries have decreased […]

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