Manage Your EmotionsSafety Plan
Do you have things or people that “trigger” negative thinking, emotions or behavior? A safety plan can help you better manage those difficult emotions.
Our clients and staff create personal safety plans. A good safety plan identifies activities that can be used anytime, anywhere, without embarrassment. Activities should be safe, effective, and self-soothing.
Give yourself at least five immediate steps that you can take when you find yourself in a challenging, stressful or dangerous situation. Some of the activities can involve others or leaving the space you are in (for example, calling a friend or taking a walk). At least two should be things you can do on your own and without leaving the space you are in (for example, deep breathing or squeezing a stress ball).
The safety plan is written
The following are examples:
Take a deep breath Use positive self-talk
Take a walk Think about being in a safe place
Talk to a friend Listen to music
Leave the room Write or draw
Follow this link to a safety plan handout for all ages.
Follow this link to the CALM Center’s safety plan handout used with children and youth in crisis.
The safety plan is just one tool that we use in our Sanctuary Community. Another tool that can benefit everyone is a Self-Care Plan. Follow this link to create your own Self-Care Plan.
We Are A CARF® International Accredited Provider
We know you have options when deciding who should provide your mental & behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and services. Accreditation is a sign of quality and should be an important consideration in your decision making. Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma is proud to hold the distinction as a CARF® accredited community mental health provider.
In order to maintain our accreditation status, a survey team from CARF International recently visited our sites to evaluate how well we meet international standards for commitment to quality. The team conducted an assessment of over 1,500 rigorous standards and will provide us a report on our strengths and areas for improvement. We received their report and have been accredited for another 3 years through June 30, 2022.
The CALM Center Renovations Revealed
After a two-year capital campaign that successfully raised 1.3 million, The CALM Center’s renovation is complete. An Unveiling, Ribbon Cutting and Open House Celebration will be held on Wednesday September 25th from 2 – 5pm.
The CALM (Child and Adolescent Life Management) Center has provided immediate crisis support for over 4,000 Oklahoma youth ages 10-17 and their families around the clock since 2008. It is the only youth crisis stabilization center in eastern Oklahoma and one of only three in the state, filling the gap between outpatient care and inpatient/residential care. With an increased demand for this critical care, these renovations were needed to create a larger, more welcoming lobby, new multipurpose room for family visits and education, and new offices for admissions and counseling.
September is Suicide Prevention Month
According to the World Health Organization, one person dies every 40 seconds from suicide; it has become a 'global public health issue'. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; however, among individuals ages 10 – 34 it is the 2nd leading cause of death and is the 4th leading cause among ages 35 – 54. The suicide rate among males is nearly four times higher than females.
Nationally, Oklahoma is ranked 8th in having the highest rate of suicide. In Oklahoma, more suicides occur than motor vehicle accidents every year and suicide outpaces homicide 3 to 1. Firearms are the most common weapons used.
Suicide does not discriminate, everyone can be at risk. Suicidal behavior is complex and there is no single cause. We can all help in suicide prevention by being more aware of these signs, symptoms and main risk factors.
Counseling & Recovery Services provides suicide risk screening for people who want help. Help is also available at 918.744.4800 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1.800.237.8255.
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