October Bullying Prevention Month

October Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying HAPPENS: • can happen to ANYONE no matter their age, and • can occur ANYWHERE people gather including schools, work-place, neighborhoods, faith communities, sporting events and online via texting, gaming, and social media Bullying IS: • Unwanted aggressive...
Giving Success

Giving Success

All 50 children and adults in our Holiday Giving Program received gifts, thanks to your generous donations. Staff and community partners also filled 10 food baskets distributed to clients and their families. Once again, Rib Crib Sand Springs provided meat for our Sand...
Save our Services

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...
‘This is my lifeline’

‘This is my lifeline’

An abusive marriage, divorce, pressure at work, depression, anxiety and chronic pain caused Virginia to “meltdown.” She changed careers and thought that would help. It didn’t. The stress, depression and anxiety     intensified.  Virginia began self-medicating with...

Laughter is best medicine

When in doubt, laugh it out. Have you ever heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine?” According to the article “Laugh out Loud” in 101 Ways to Well-Being, laughter has several health benefits, including burning calories, reducing pain and stress, and improving...
Mental health affects heart health

Mental health affects heart health

In honor of American Heart Month,  it’s important to share the fact that depression and mental illness can break your heart – literally. Scientists in several studies found depression caused increased inflammation, abnormal stress hormones, metabolic changes, and...