The Alliance of Mental Health Providers of Oklahoma will kick off their first formal membership campaign in Spring 2021. Please check back in April or May at which time more details will be provided. In the meantime, you can fill out the contact form below and let us know you’re interested in joining. We’d love to hear from you.
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Unsettled Country: Rural Oklahoma’s Struggle with Addiction, Mental Illness
Outside of Oklahoma City and Tulsa and their suburbs, a disproportionate number of residents betray key signs of untreated mental health problems and substance abuse, an Oklahoma Watch analysis of state data found.
Some of those signs register tragedy.
Among the 10 Oklahoma counties with the highest suicide rates over the last decade, for example, all but three have populations living mostly in rural areas. And the non-rural areas in those three counties consist of smaller towns – what most people consider rural, or non-urban.
According to the 2019 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, Oklahoma ranks in the bottom 10 states in the nation for child well-being. With an overall ranking of 42nd out of all 50 states, Oklahoma ranked especially low for education (45th) and health (43rd).
According to researchers with Zippia, a job-seekers website, Oklahoma tops the list of states with the most despair. The study was based on depression rate, suicide rate, opioid use, poverty rate, and hours worked, all of which Oklahoma scored poorly on.
A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed that only 50 percent of returning vets who need veteran mental health treatment will receive these services. (Source)
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