2020 Press Releases and Other News
November 23, 2020
ODMHSAS Names Tony Stelter Director of Recovery Support Services
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) is strengthening its consumer advocacy outreach with the appointment of Tony Stelter as director of recovery supports.
November 23, 2020
Preparing for the Holidays during a Pandemic: Mental Health Tips
This holiday season, Oklahomans are facing a dilemma: Enjoy a traditional gathering with family members or risk spreading the coronavirus.
November 4, 2020
Waynoka Native Named Executive Director of Northwest Center for Behavioral Health
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) has named Autumn Nickelson, a native of Waynoka, as executive director of Northwest Center for Behavioral Health (NCBH) in Woodward.
September 28, 2020
Celebrating 31 Years of Recovery Month
September marks the 31st annual “National Recovery Month,” a period in which families and communities can find hope and spread the message that recovery works. Support from families, especially, is essential, so it’s important that family members have the tools to start conversations about prevention, treatment and recovery.
September 11, 2020
Oklahomans Reaching Out for Behavioral Health Help
Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services say calls to the 211 social services line have increased.
September 10, 2020
Notice of Virtual Public Meeting on September 14, 2020
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse will be holding a virtual public meeting regarding approval of proposed fix rate changes.
May 26, 2020
27th Annual Children's Behvaioral Health Conference Goes Virtual For First Time
For the first time in 27 years, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will hold its annual Children’s Behavioral Health Conference exclusively online.
May 7, 2020
Public Meeting on Homelessness Grant Will Be Virtual This Year
March 25, 2020
Mental Health Facilities Remain Open
Throughout Oklahoma, state-operated and contracted mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities, both inpatient and outpatient, are open and will remain open.
March 23, 2020
Interim Commissioner Carrie Slatton-Hodges Addresses Mental Health
Many of us are worried about COVID-19, and feel uncertain about what will happen. In times like these, maintaining our mental wellness can be a challenge, but we can protect ourselves.
March 20, 2020
ODMHSAS Hiring Additional Staff, Facilities Remain Open
All facilities operated by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services are still open throughout the state. Additionally, the ODMHSAS is hiring full and part-time staff to fill patient care positions across the state.
March 5, 2020
12&12 in Tulsa Becomes First ODMHSAS Substance Abuse Provider to Offer Methamphetamine-Specific Treatment
12&12, an addiction recovery center in Tulsa, has expanded to become the first facility in Oklahoma to provide methamphetamine-specific treatment services that cover the entire spectrum of care, from detox to residential to outpatient services.