Chapter 7: Information Sources
Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources
Subsection ZJ: Mental Illness
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.
The Mental Health Association in Tulsa offers a variety of programs and outreach efforts to get people connected with the information, resources and help they need.
A resource for up-to-date information or support on mental illness.
A state resource for up-to-date information or support on mental illness.
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 800-522-TEEN.
- 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, 405-321-4880 Voice and TTY; and Oklahoma Youth Center, Norman, OK, 405-364-9004 Voice and TTY.
- 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 write to P.O. Box 151, Norman, OK 73070, e-mail: email@example.com, or call 405-573-6605 in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area or 866-699-6605 for statewide.