The Ripple Effect at Southroads 20 on May 22

0n May 22 at 7:30 p.m., Family & Children’s Services will present a special screening of Suicide The Ripple Effect at Southroads 20  located at  4923 E 41st St. Tickets are $12.50. With strong endorsements from some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts, this film has screenings planned around the world. “Kevin Hines’ Suicide…

What to Do if You’re Worried About Suicide

This article originally appeared on Child Mind Institute website. Reprinted with permission. What do you do when you’re worried that a child might be feeling suicidal? First and foremost, it’s important that you talk to him about your concerns in a calm, non-accusatory manner. Sometimes when parents are very worried, they end up saying, “Don’t…

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…

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…