When it comes to mental health, small actions equal big impact.

  • If you are worried about your mental health or are worried about someone you know, there are resources and people out there who are willing to help, no matter what your situation is.
  • Talking about mental health helps promote acceptance and encourages people to seek help.
  • Whether we share resources, encourage others to seek help, or simply are there for someone when they need us, we instill hope and can help others to reach out when they need to most.

Embrace Authenticity Video From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. For the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recognized Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) every May to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being.

How does 988 work?

988 is a direct, three-digit lifeline that connects you with trained behavioral health professionals that can get all Oklahomans the help they need. For more information visit https://988oklahoma.com/what-is-988/.

How can I get a 988 license plate?

When registering your vehicle or renewing your tags in Oklahoma, you have the option to upgrade to a License Plate that differs from the standard Oklahoma State License Plate. There are a variety of plates to choose from including the brand new 988 mental health license plate, which was approved last legislative session. It is not currently featured in the license plate catalog, but it is available. Please click here to access the order form. The cost of the plate is $35.00 a year of which $20 goes to the Alliance of Mental Health Providers in support of mental health advocacy and lobbying efforts. The remaining $15 goes to the Oklahoma Tax Commission.