Grammy performance by rapper Logic brings more awareness to suicide prevention

Last April, on the day rapper Logic released his song “1-800-273-8255,” calls coming into the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) increased to 4,573 calls, it’s second-highest call volume at the time. Logic’s song is named after the NSPL and the phone number was used with permission. According to John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention…

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Community Response Team Receives Funding to Continue Program to Help Tulsans in Need

Tulsa has one of the highest rates of mental illness and suicide in the nation. Despite the enormity of the problem, state funding for public mental health continues to decline, resulting in an under-resourced system for early intervention and treatment. Consequently, highly treatable issues spiral into crisis, overwhelming first responders with emergency calls. Part of…

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