Chapter 7: Information Sources
Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources
Subsection ZJ: Mental Illness
Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
Contact the Mental Health Assistance Center and they can provide information and resources related to mental health and homelessness, including how to access services, support programs, and more.
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
NAMI Oklahoma, in partnership with its Affiliates improves the quality of life for individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education and advocacy.
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services evolves to meet the needs of all Oklahomans. Collaborating with leaders from multiple state agencies, advocacy organizations, consumers and family members, providers, community leaders and elected officials, the way has been paved for meaningful mental health and substance abuse services transformation in Oklahoma. The result is a renewed focus on recovery and consumer needs.
- Oklahoma Prevention Resource Center - Print educational materials and videotapes on mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence. They can be reached at 405-522-3810 Voice.
- Teenline - Takes calls from teenagers from 3 p.m. to midnight, 7 days a week from anywhere in the state. Calls are confidential and any problems can be discussed. The number to Teenline is 800-273-TALK (8255).
- Reach-Out - 24-hour information and referral line; crisis calls also taken. Call Reach-Out at 800-522-9054.
- Safeline - 24-hour information and referral on domestic violence and sexual assault. Referral to crisis intervention sources, shelters, information on filing victims' protective orders, and legal rights information. Safeline can be reached at 800-522-7233.
- Community Mental Health Services - These centers provide emergency intervention, assessment, counseling, psychosocial rehabilitation, case management, and community support services. For a list of centers by city follow this link, http://ok.gov/odmhsas/Mental_Health_/Community_Mental_Health_Centers/Men...
- Substance Abuse Services - Among these programs' offerings are assessment and referral, detoxification, outpatient counseling, residential treatment, substance abuse education, transitional living, and aftercare services. For a list of substance abuse treatment programs by city follow this link, www.odmhsas.org/subab.htm.
- Inpatient Psychiatric Services - For clients who need inpatient treatment, the Department operates a psychiatric hospital for adults and a facility for children under the age of 18 years. The Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals are Griffin Memorial Hospital, Norman, OK, 405-573-6623 Voice; and Oklahoma Youth Center, Norman, OK, 405-364-9004 Voice.
- Consumer Advocacy Division - This program can provide information and, if necessary, make inquiries and resolve disputes. They focus on issues such as quality of life; access to services; allegations of abuse or neglect; and, allegations of misconduct by caregivers. To contact the Advocacy Division call 405-248-9037 in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area or 866-699-6605 for statewide.