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Mourning loss

We join the nation in mourning the loss of 17 lives and injury to 14 others in Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In response to this and other tragedies at a school, many children, teens and young adults have questions and concerns. There are excellent resources online for children, families, school personnel and […]

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Valentine’s Day

Signs, decorations, cards, and reminders are everywhere – Valentine’s Day is coming. Even if we don’t have a significant other, the season surrounding Valentine’s Day can still be uplifting to us. Valentine’s season is a great time to do special things for ourselves, family, and friends. Here are a few ideas: Plan a gathering with […]

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Self-Care Plan

Self-care should be a priority on our daily to-do list. This year, instead of resolutions, let’s try creating a self-care plan with small changes and achievable goals. By taking time to care for ourselves, we become more productive, resilient to life’s stresses, and are better equipped to take care of others. Most self-care plans include […]

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Holiday Closing

Counseling & Recovery Services outpatient offices in Tulsa and Sand Springs will close Monday, Jan. 1, to allow our staff to celebrate the New Year with their families. For immediate assistance, please call 911, or COPES at 918.744.4800. Our offices will remain open weekdays except for this holiday and can be reached at 918.492.2554 in Tulsa […]

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Helping helps us

Studies show doing good is good for us. Donating time, talent or finances to others boosts your physical and mental health. Research found people who give are happier, live longer, have lower blood pressure, less depression and stress, and experience increased self-esteem. Apparently, when we give, our brain releases “feel good” chemicals. Giving provides us […]

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Positive holidays

What makes you positive and passionate about the holidays? “Enjoy the little things in life for some day you will realize they were actually the big things.” The moments gathered with friends and family at the table, near the lit fireplace or the glow of holiday lights stick to our memories throughout a lifetime. While […]

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Save our Services

Make your voice heard at the Capitol today! It’s not too late. The special session is still underway. Ask your state legislators to save mental health and substance abuse services by filling the entire $215 million budget gap.  We need solutions that are sustainable so we won’t be back in this same crisis in the […]

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Suicide crisis

Oklahoma has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. Fortunately, everyone can do something to fight Oklahoma’s suicide crisis. Did you know that most people who commit suicide don’t want to die? People contemplating suicide say they want the darkness and pain to go away. Showing your concern by asking “How are you […]

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Opioid Dependence Recovery

Willpower is not enough to overcome a life-threatening opioid dependence. That is why Counseling & Recovery Services created its outpatient opioid dependence recovery program for adults using a nationally recognized and successful model requiring therapy with opioid replacement medication. Opiate dependence treatment is about more than sobering up. It’s about feeling normal again without using […]

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Art & Mind

A free art exhibit and sale will observe the positive effects of art on the mind during World Mental Health Day, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, October. 10, at Muzart on Main Street Gallery, Reunion Center Building, 4th & Main, downtown Tulsa. Studies show art is good medicine whether we observe or create it. Numerous studies also […]

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