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Suicide

September’s suicide prevention focus is not enough for Oklahoma. Suicide prevention, awareness and intervention are needed every day.  In 2016, 866 Oklahomans died by suicide, the eighth highest rate in the nation, and higher than homicides (322) or drug overdoses (813). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adverse childhood experiences contribute to Oklahoma’s high suicide rate. They […]

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Vacations pay

Labor Day Weekend is coming. It’s a great time to travel, experience new things, improve your happiness, health and productivity. Need an incentive to get going? People who travel on vacations also are more likely to get a promotion, according to the State of American Vacation 2018. Did you know people who travel on vacations […]

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Mental Health Month

Let’s challenge ourselves to keep the focus on mental health beyond Mental Health Month. Lives depend on our attention, work and advocacy on this issue. “No one ever brings mental illness on themselves. It is a disease of innocence,” Dr. Gerard Clancy, University of Tulsa president and psychiatrist. In comments to the Tulsa Chamber of […]

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a joyful time for many people to celebrate and thank mothers for their sacrifices and love. Not everyone is happy on Mother’s Day. The joyful Facebook posts and positive media messages deepen the feelings of loss for some people. For those who have lost their moms, who have no relationship with their […]

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Heroin to heroine

Counseling & Recovery Services Mental Health Court taught Carley, 24, how to feel again and build a life without heroin addiction. “I got clean before and relapsed,” Carley said. “I destroyed everything I had. I didn’t feel I had anything to lose. The difference now is I have a life I want. I don’t want […]

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Self-Care Plan

Self-care should be a priority on our daily to-do list. For most of us, it is an afterthought. By this time of year, most new year’s resolutions are long forgotten. Self-care planning is an ongoing process helping us look at what we are doing well, what we need to improve, and creating small changes and […]

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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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Early Childhood Behavior Issues

It is estimated up to 14 percent of children from birth to age 5 experience social and emotional problems that negatively affect development, early learning, social interactions and their family. Counseling & Recovery Services offers an expanded Wraparound Tulsa for ages 0-5 to care for these children and their families. How does Wraparound help? Wraparound […]

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Brain & Habits

Why is it so hard for us to break habits? Experts say it is because the brain drives us to seek reward. This pleasure-seeking compels us to pursue the doughnut over an apple and hit the snooze button rather than get up. Not all habits are bad. Daily routines like getting up at the same […]

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