2019 Press Releases and Other News
November 1, 2019
Disaster-Related Mental Health Counseling Available
A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant awarded to ODMHSAS will provide free counseling to those in declared disaster counties who are still needing mental health services in the aftermath of severe flooding from earlier this summer.
October 17, 2019
State Leaders Announce Red Ribbon Week in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Drug Enforcement Administration, Oklahoma State Department of Education and Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse are partnering to encourage parents to speak early and often about substance abuse with their children.
September 30, 2019
ODMHSAS "Zero Suicide" Initiative
The goal of “zero suicide” in Oklahoma is what drove hundreds of mental health professionals to a three-day training hosted recently by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
September 6, 2019
Female Veteran a Courageous 'Voice for Recovery'
As a U.S. Army veteran, Danielle Ferrell knew what it meant to have courage. That courage played a key role in helping her overcome her own personal battle with addiction.
August 1, 2019
First Community Mental Health Center in United States Celebrating 50 Years
Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center (COCMHC) is celebrating fifty years of excellence this summer. It is the first of its kind built in the U.S. after being signed into law in 1963.
June 18, 2019
Public Meeting on Homelessness Grant Set
The federal Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) grant will be available for public comment Tuesday, July 2, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
May 5, 2019
Bishop Creek Tributary Cleanup rescheduled for May 18
Residents are invited to join the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the City of Norman Stormwater Division to clean up the tributary from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18.