COPES: Innovative community resource

Most people think about crisis services as telephone intervention, a suicide hotline, and/or mobile response, and they are right. Family & Children’s Service’s Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES and COPES for Kids) is that, but it’s also so much more. As Oklahoma’s only 24-7 free mobile crisis program serving adults and children in psychiatric…

Marilyn’s Story

Marilyn* was 53 years old when we first got to know her. Marilyn was single and unemployed, but her biggest concern was her 32-year-old son, Jason. Jason had a serious medical condition and a mountain of medical bills. Marilyn, though, had a sure-fire plan to get Jason out of debt. She’d kill herself. You see,…