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Please ask Senator Inhofe to cosponsor the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act

Please ask Senator Inhofe to cosponsor the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment ActU.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) will be reintroducing the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act...
Privatized Medicaid Shut Down by Oklahoma Supreme Court

Privatized Medicaid Shut Down by Oklahoma Supreme Court

Oklahoma Supreme Court Shuts Down Privatized MedicaidOKLAHOMA CITY, June 1, 2021 – It’s official: managed care in Oklahoma is unconstitutional. The Oklahoma Supreme Court today issued a 5-4 decision in favor of plaintiffs who alleged that the Oklahoma Health Care...

CCBHC Model Success: Read The New Impact Report

CCBHC Model Success: Read The New Impact Report

CCBHCs Provide Expanded Access to Mental Health, Substance Use Care During COVID-19 PandemicNew data finds that adopting the CCBHC model enables clinics to serve more people, expand access to the best treatments for the opioid crisis and bolster coordination with...

Crisis Services Funding to Aid Oklahoma Kids, Inmates

Crisis Services Funding to Aid Oklahoma Kids, Inmates

$17+ million has been appropriated for crisis servicesIn a move designed to aid both those in mental health crisis and law enforcement, the Oklahoma Legislature and Governor this year made history through the largest ever state investment in crisis services.In a move...

Snap Out Of It: 7 Ways to Stop Stigmatizing Mental Illness

Snap Out Of It: 7 Ways to Stop Stigmatizing Mental Illness

May is Mental Health Month. SNAP OUT OF IT: 7 Ways to Stop Stigmatizing Mental IllnessIn observance of Mental Health Month, the Alliance of Mental Health Providers of Oklahoma will share a series of social media graphics throughout the month of May to raise awareness...

Oklahoma Legislators Urged To Stop Privatized Medicaid

Oklahoma Legislators Urged To Stop Privatized Medicaid

Legislators can stop privatized Medicaid. Options available to end governor’s plan before damage is done. Following the Oklahoma House of Representatives’ Public Health Committee's passage of Senate Bill 131 on Monday, a coalition of health care organizations today...

Signup for Oklahoma Medicaid (Qualifying Adults 19-64)

July 1 Free Mental Health Coverage SoonerCare/Medicaid is expanding to adults between 19 and 64 years of age. Free medical and mental health coverage can start the day you apply, beginning July 1, 2021. Sign-Up TodayFree medical and mental health coverage can start...

ALLIANCE ACTION ALERT: HB1633 Prisoners and Self-Inflicted Injuries

ALLIANCE ACTION ALERT: HB1633 Prisoners and Self-Inflicted Injuries

ALLIANCE ACTION ALERT: HB1633 Prisoners and Self-Inflicted InjuriesHB1633: "Counties and county officers; stating who is primarily responsible for medical care costs for self-inflicted injuries and preexisting conditions..."❗ Ask your state senator to vote NO...

Sexual Assault Victims’ Right to Information Act Passes House

Sexual Assault Victims’ Right to Information Act Passes House

Sexual Assault Victims' Right to Information Act Passes HouseLegislation that protects the rights of sexual assault victims and facilitates faster trauma care passed the House on Monday with a vote of 94 to 0. Sexual Assault Victims' Right to Information Act (House...

House Passes Bill to Create Anti-Trafficking Task Force

House Passes Bill to Create Anti-Trafficking Task Force

House Passes Bill to Create Anti-Trafficking Task ForceThe Oklahoma House of Representatives yesterday approved legislation to create a 12-member task force to study and prevent human trafficking and child exploitation in the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma House of...

Oklahomans are in desperate need of mental health care.

Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for rates of mental illness and second in the nation for substance abuse disorders. Nearly 1 million adult Oklahomans need services; most are not receiving the care they need to fully recover from their illnesses.

High Rates of Mental Illness

Oklahoma has some of the highest rates for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders. According to a report from Mental Health America, Oklahoma ranks fifth in the nation for rates of “Any Mental Illness”. 

$113 Billion

Untreated mental illness costs the nation $113 billion annually. It ends up adding to inefficient, costly care of physical ailments. It hurts the nation’s economy through lost productivity. The benefits of treatment exceed the relatively small cost of parity-less than 1 percent of current premiums. (Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness)

High Rate of Poverty

Approximately 15 percent of Oklahoma’s are living below the federal poverty line, which is $26,200 for a family of four. The national average is 12.3 percent. (Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute)

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