Why is adolescent suicide on the rise in Oklahoma?

Published in February 2019 TulsaPeople Magazine (http://www.tulsapeople.com/Tulsa-People/February-2019/Why-is-adolescent-suicide-on-the-rise-in-Oklahoma/) Oklahoma adolescent suicide rates are outpacing increases nationally. Local agencies and professionals lend their expertise to this tough issue that doesn’t discriminate. BY GAIL BANZET-ELLIS Adolescent suicide is growing at an alarming rate in Oklahoma. Suicides among ages 10-24 in the state have increased 41 percent since 2006,…

News on 6 Coverage on CRT

The Community Response Team, a partnership between Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa Fire Department/EMSA, Family & Children’s Services COPES team and the Mental Health Association, provides a more effective response to mental health emergency 911 In the first 6 months of the program, the CRT responded to 80 suicide calls – and not a single one…

COPES: Saving Lives Every Day

The COPES (Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services – 24/7 telephone and mobile crisis service) team helps people find light on their darkest of days. In 2018, COPES helped more than 11,600 adults and children find hope when there seemed to be none. Watch the video to hear a story about a man whose life was…