Culture of respect prevents bullying

Culture of respect prevents bullying

October is Bullying Prevention Month. 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...
Suicide

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...
Vacations pay

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...
Mental Health Month

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...
Mother’s Day

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...
Heroin to heroine

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...