Mental Health Crisis Experts Join City of Tulsa 911 Dispatch Team to Immediately Connect Callers in Psychiatric Crisis to Specialized Help

Launched September 3, the City of Tulsa 911 Mental Health Collaborative is a new initiative that quickly connects non-emergent mental health-related 911 calls to a new member of the 911 dispatch center team – a mental health crisis expert. 911 callers in psychiatric distress can be complex and draining on first responder resources. Diverting these…

Family & Children’s Services Demands Immediate Legislative Action to Fix State Budget Hole

TULSA, Okla.  – Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) implores state legislators to take immediate action to fill the budget hole to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens receive necessary mental health care. Today, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) announced devastating cuts of $75 million to 700 statewide agencies effective Dec. 1. This will…