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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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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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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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Declare Independence

This is a great time to declare your independence from emotional, behavioral or substance abuse issues that negatively affect your quality of life. Recovery is possible with treatment. Studies show 70 to 90 percent of people receiving treatment have a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life. We are here to help people of […]

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