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,…

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…

The CRT is saving lives

How the CRT helped prevent a suicide (News on 6) Tulsa is losing precious lives to suicide and untreated mental illness. We have one of the nation’s highest rates of mental illness and rank 15th for suicide.  State funding for mental healthcare has declined resulting in under-resourced early intervention and treatment options. The launch of…