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How To Reduce the Stress of Your Mental Health Clients

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By Matt Gleason Mental Health Association Oklahoma For mental health providers, one of the most common questions they receive is “How can I deal with my overwhelming stress?” Mental illness coupled with stress can have dire consequences, so the Cleveland Clinic issued these stress-relieving techniques, which will definitely come in handy in the clinical setting, as well as for anyone looking to relieve stress. “Rhythmic breathing: If your breathing is short and hurried, slow it down by taking long, slow breaths. Inhale … Continue Reading »

Make the Connection to Help Veterans

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By Sandy Wacker Guest Writer U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Thousands of Veterans have returned home from service in recent years, and many are able to smoothly transition back to their civilian lives; however, some Veterans may experience readjustment challenges. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) created Make the Connection to help Veterans—and the clinicians who support them—find the mental health information and resources they need. MakeTheConnection.net features hundreds of short videos of Veterans and their families, talking about how they recognized … Continue Reading »

Learn how to assess, treat, and manage suicidal patients or clients

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By Matt Gleason Mental Health Association Oklahoma Did you know that about two-thirds of people who died by suicide had told someone they were thinking about killing themselves? Many of those who died by suicide had recent contact with a mental health professional, so it is essential that behavioral health clinicians, among others, are trained to assess, treat, and manage suicidal patients or clients. That’s why we offer our Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) training. Our FREE AMSR training is April 22 … Continue Reading »