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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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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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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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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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‘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 drugs and alcohol to try and overcome the pain. “I couldn’t keep up. I crashed and burned,” she said. […]

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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 blood flow. If you have ever been to a comedy show or […]

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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 changes in heart rate and blood circulation. All these changes impact physical health, according to the National […]

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Pharmacy helps clients in need

Pharmacist Boyd Stephens smiles as a client says, “Bless You.” “My staff and I get blessed at least once or twice a day,” Boyd said. Why so many blessings? Boyd and his staff provide 65 percent of the pharmacy’s clients with free prescription medication. In fiscal year 2015, the pharmacy requested and received more than […]

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Celebrate July 4th: What do you value?

July 4 is an excellent time to celebrate our nation’s independence and the Declaration of Independence’s vision of our rights as citizens. It’s also a great time to declare our personal values and celebrate our individual rights. The Declaration of Independence says: “That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator […]

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Home Alone for spring break

Many parents leave older children home alone for the first time during spring break. While every child is different, the general rule is children under age 11 do not have the decision making skills to stay home alone. Before leaving a child home alone, here are some questions to ask: Can your child get ready […]

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