Privacy Policy


We Respect Your Privacy.

The is the privacy policy for Alliance of Mental Health Providers of Oklahoma. International law now requires that we post this policy because we link to other blogs and websites and fundraise online. Our website address is: Learn more on our ABOUT page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms and Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Privacy Policy | Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics | Who we share your data with | How long we retain your data

Another thing this privacy policy wants to make you aware of is in regard to analytics. If you leave a comment on this blog, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This includes your IP address. I have no control over this. It is a function of WordPress [dot] org. It is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Privacy Policy | What rights you have over your data

This is not a multi-author site and readers don’t sign up for accounts; however international law requires that this privacy policy inform you that if you did have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our Contact Information

You may email me us at

Copyright Notice

© The Alliance of Mental Health Providers of Oklahoma, 2020-21. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any content on this site including images without express and written permission from the Alliance of Mental Health Providers of Oklahoma is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Please check out the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which protects original content online.

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As of January 2019, Oklahoma had an estimated 3,944 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of that total, 300 were family households, 280 were Veterans, 322 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 954 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2017-2018 school year shows that an estimated 25,623 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 1,237 students were unsheltered, 2,064 were in shelters, 657 were inhotels/motels, and 21,665 were doubled up. (Source)

According to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, most researchers agree that the connection between homelessness and mental illness is a complicated, two-way relationship. Click here to learn more.


Opioid Addiction

In Oklahoma, an estimated 43 percent of drug overdose deaths involved opioids in 2018 totaling more than 308 fatalities. Moreover, in 2018, Oklahoma providers wrote 79.1 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons, compared to the average U.S. rate of 51.4 prescriptions. (Source)

Substance Abuse Statistics in Oklahoma Youth

  • Adolescents who use alcohol may remember 10 percent less of what they have learned than those who don’t drink.
  • Lower reading and math scores are linked to peer substance abuse. On average, students whose peers avoided substance use had test scores that were 18 points higher for reading, and 45 points higher for math.
  • If the challenges in students’ learning, such as the problems directly related to underage drinking, are not addressed, then our youth will not be able to maximize their academic potential.
  • For additional statistics, the websites listed below include the 2015 Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data and Reports, and the 2014 Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) Survey Results. (Source)

There are all kinds
of addicts, I guess.
We all have pain.
And we all look
for ways to make
the pain go away.

Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


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