Association in the News

December 10, 2014
Meet the author and buy a signed copy of ‘Switzer: The Player’s Coach’
Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/barryswitzer/meet-the-author-and-buy-a-signed-copy-of-switzer/article_4863e24e-7fe5-11e4-8f02-83c862013dd5.html

 

December 8, 2014
Hitting Home: Peers, positivity keep a man’s mental health in good place
Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/peers-positivity-keep-a-man-s-mental-health-in-a/article_e9b5ea61-ab72-56c4-9da0-4563f7607035.html 

December 8, 2014
Hitting Home: Families take on the role of helping loved ones with mental illness
Read the Tulsa World story here:  http://www.tulsaworld.com/specialprojects/hittinghome/families-take-on-the-role-of-helping-loved-ones-with/article_9099ee1a-402a-53ca-aba3-d12ef0e04d5a.html

December 8, 2014
Hitting Home: Homelessness Can Happen to Anyone
Read the editorial in Tulsa World here:  http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/readersforum/connally-perry-homelessness-can-happen-to-anyone/article_cb1527c1-dcb8-5c60-b79d-5af4a16ffdd1.html

December 7, 2014
Hitting Home: Tulsa’s homeless: Struggling with mental illness, many count on downtown services to get through
Read the Tulsa World story here:  http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/downtown/tulsa-s-homeless-struggling-with-mental-illness-many-count-on/article_1bd3e87d-2d36-57a4-b38f-742a1e927a27.html

December 7, 2014
Hitting Home: What to do when someone approaches you panhandling
Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/health/what-to-do-when-someone-approaches-you-panhandling/article_79baece1-32c0-5a84-b406-f037380b4f6f.html 

December 7, 2014
Hitting Home: Stories of struggle…finding a way home
Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/specialprojects/hittinghome/hitting-home-stories-of-struggle-finding-a-way-home/article_54a4df16-9d48-5b7b-9025-9cbd2fd4340c.html 

December 5, 2014
Hitting Home: Resources often scarce to treat children with mental illnesses
Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/newshomepage1/resources-often-scarce-to-treat-children-with-mental-illnesses/article_c2070775-ee20-5b07-bb15-ed00729f30bc.html 

December 6, 2014
Hitting Home: Tulsa jail has become ‘state’s largest mental health facility’
Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/crimewatch/official-tulsa-jail-has-become-state-s-largest-mental-health/article_7f08e026-4704-54bf-808c-a436a8791fec.html 

December 4, 2014
Hitting Home: Michael Brose: Crisis, tension and opportunity in our downtown
Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/readersforum/michael-brose-crisis-tension-and-opportunity-in-our-downtown/article_4d7294cb-014c-5027-b3b1-68dadf883599.html 

December 4, 2014
Hitting Home: Mike Strain: Homeless family with baby, 5-year-old hopes for better future
 Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/newshomepage1/mike-strain-homeless-family-with-baby–year-old-hopes/article_520f672f-73dc-5159-a620-8eaefff120d4.html

December 4, 2014
Hitting Home: One in five Oklahoma adults suffer from mental illness
Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/newshomepage2/one-in-five-oklahoma-adults-suffer-from-mental-illness/article_a0450121-ce93-5726-b0fe-effebce56c60.html 

December 2, 2014
Tulsa Organizations Hope Giving Tuesday Benefits Community
Watch Fox 23′s video here: http://www.fox23.com/news/news/local/tulsa-organizations-hope-giving-tuesday-benefits-c/njKPW/ 

December 2, 2014
Mental Health Association Oklahoma Collecting Items for Homeless
Watch KOTV’s video here:  http://www.newson6.com/story/27526504/mental-health-association-of-oklahoma-collecting-items-for-homeless

December 2, 2014
Local Organizations Participate in Giving Tuesday
Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local-organizations-participate-in-giving-tuesday/article_160f3516-71b3-538a-8ee8-e6adf6e41979.html

December 2014
Better Boxes
Read the In Recovery Magazine story here: http://issuu.com/inrecoverymagazine/docs/winter_2014 

November 29, 2014
Merry Mitzvah: Jewish Group Fills Christmas Stockings with Gifts for Good Causes
Read the Oklahoman story here: http://newsok.com/merry-mitzvah-jewish-group-fills-christmas-stockings-with-gifts-for-good-causes/article/5371024

November issue of Tulsa Kids
TeenScreen Connects Teens to Mental Health Resources
Read the digital edition of Tulsa Kids here: http://www.pageturnpro.com/TulsaKids-Magazine/61693-November-2014/index.html#18 

May 23, 2014
A Homelessness Study Led By Greg Shinn Grabs National Headlines
Read the report that has caught the attention of the Huffington Post and the New York Times: The Cost of Homelessness in Central Florida Complete Final 5.21.2014 (1)

May 13, 2014
BetterBox Project
Watch the Channel 6 Video here: http://www.newson6.com/story/25509220/streets-to-apartments-organization-looks-to-end-tulsa-homelessness

May 10, 2014
New Tulsa court reaching out to the homeless
Read the Tulsa World article here:http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/courts/new-tulsa-court-reaching-out-to-the-homeless/article_3163c542-4c9d-537a-a6e5-7e894942a450.html

May 9, 2014

Inasmuch Foundation gives $460,000 to 11 Tulsa-area nonprofit groups
Read the Tulsa World article here:http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/inasmuch-foundation-gives-to-tulsa-area-nonprofit-groups/article_a8886511-04f5-5d1b-8099-770dc9e0a5d5.html

May 9, 2014
Tulsa homeless court docket aims to provide counseling
Read the Tulsa World article here:http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/tulsa-homeless-court-docket-aims-to-provide-counseling/article_f63088e8-2c9e-5957-ba04-9f28562058f2.html

May 6, 2014
A rally at the Capitol will raise awareness about the state of women’s health in Oklahoma.
Read the Oklahoma Gazette article here: http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/article-21166-a-rally-at-the-capitol-will-raise-awareness-about-the-state-of-women%E2%80%99s-health-in-oklahoma.html

May 2, 2014
Kristin Dickerson did a story on fashion show coverage
Read the KTUL article here: http://www.ktul.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10120938

April 30, 2014
Good Day Tulsa featured our Fashion & Talent Showcase
Read the KTUL article here: http://www.ktul.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10108397

April 24, 2014
Bill Lissau, Tulsa Market and Oklahoma President, Bank of America
Read the Tulsa Business Journal article here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/health/name-change-mental-health-association-in-tulsa-to-become-mental/article_61767111-c0fc-518a-9bd2-9148aaaf6937.html

April 24, 2014
Bill Lissau, Tulsa Market and Oklahoma President, Bank of America
Read the Tulsa Business Journal article here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/health/name-change-mental-health-association-in-tulsa-to-become-mental/article_61767111-c0fc-518a-9bd2-9148aaaf6937.html

April 24, 2014
Mental Health Association connects Tulsans through peer-support program
Read the TulsaWorld article here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/features/mental-health-association-connects-tulsans-through-peer-support-program/article_0bb9e700-437e-50ac-83ea-563fe486e300.html

April 22, 2014
Mental Health Association Oklahoma
Watch Tulsa’s Channel 8 video here: http://www.ktul.com/story/25308729/mental-health-association-oklahoma

April 22, 2014
Investing in more mental health services
Read the TulsaWorld article here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/health/investing-in-more-mental-health-services-could-save-oklahoma-millions/article_1e865ad9-2756-555f-b275-0ad68bcaea03.html

April 16, 2014
Good Morning Oklahoma – Mental Health Name Change
Watch the video here: http://mhat.org/ktul-spotlights-our-name-change-and-statewide-expansion/

April 16, 2014
Tulsa’s Mental Health Agency Changes name, expands
Read more of the Associated Press’ article here: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/apexchange/2014/04/16/ok–mental-health-association-oklahoma.html

April 7, 2014
Tulsa Mental Health Association Expands
Listen to the KWGS piece here: http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-mental-health-association-expands

April 4, 2014
Once Homeless Tulsa Woman Uses Struggles to Help Others
Watch the News on 6 Story here: http://www.newson6.com/story/25164002/once-homeless-tulsa-woman-turns-struggles-into-victory-for-others

March 31, 2014
Name change: Mental Health Association in Tulsa to become Mental Health Association Oklahoma
Read the Tulsa World story here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/health/name-change-mental-health-association-in-tulsa-to-become-mental/article_61767111-c0fc-518a-9bd2-9148aaaf6937.html

February 9, 2014
Online slideshow: From Homeless to Hopefulby 60 Minutes
60 Minutes featured Bethany Willyard in its slideshow of before and after photos
View the Slideshow at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/100000-homes-housing-homeless-saves-money/

February 6 and 7, 2014
Mental Health issues alive in Tulsa
Listen to this KWGS broadcast at: http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/documentaries-week-february-2014

January 20, 2014
Tulsa Foundation Awards $8.6 Million in Grants toOver 100 Social Service Agencies
Read more of this Newson6 article at: http://m.newson6.com/Story.aspx?story=24497722&catId=112042

January 18, 2014
Tulsa mom goes from drug-selling teen to recovery program grad
Read more of this TulsaWorld article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/tulsa-mom-goes-from-drug-selling-teen-to-recovery-program/article_7efca0d5-9855-5a40-bffb-487d01a9086a.html

January 12, 2014
Suicide cause of more Tulsa deaths than murder
Read more of this TulsaWorld article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/suicide-cause-of-more-tulsa-deaths-than-murder/article_23f724ff-f398-5c83-96e5-6a6a99f34fbc.html

January 3, 2014
Mental Health issues alive in Tulsa
Read more of this TulsaBusiness article at: http://tulsabusiness.com/suicide-plans-masked-by-other-activity/article_167c8aea-7494-11e3-b8c7-0019bb2963f4.html

January 3, 2014
Suicide plans masked by other activity
Read more of this TulsaBusiness article at: http://tulsabusiness.com/suicide-plans-masked-by-other-activity/article_167c8aea-7494-11e3-b8c7-0019bb2963f4.html

January 1, 2014
Editorial: United Way makes three grants to needed programs
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/editorial-united-way-makes-three-grants-to-needed-programs/article_c1ad20fe-5618-528d-a909-13475af37fab.html

December 21, 2013
Homeless Tulsans see early Christmas with backpacks of supplies
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/homeless-tulsans-see-early-christmas-with-backpacks-of-supplies/article_7e5add3e-088a-58ce-9673-4bdc221be9cd.html

December 10, 2013
Oklahoma Watch Forum on Mental and Emotional Health
Read more of this Public Radio Tulsa article at: http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-watch-forum-mental-and-emotional-health

December 1, 2013
Oklahoma Watch: Affordable Care Act is to expand health coverage but will there be enough providers?
Read more of this NewsOK article at: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-watch-affordable-care-act-is-to-expand-mental-health-coverage-but-will-there-be-enough-providers/article/3910107

November 21, 2013
‘Oklahoma Watch-Out’ Forum: State Falls Short in Addressing Mental Illness
Read more of this Oklahoma Watch article at: http://oklahomawatch.org/2013/11/21/oklahoma-watch-outs-oklahoma-falls-short-in-addressing-mental-illness/

November 20, 2013
State needs improved mental health system, Tulsans told
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/state-needs-improved-mental-health-system-tulsans-told/article_ea08fd96-525f-11e3-8790-001a4bcf6878.html

November 18, 2013
In the Know: Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency needs $150 million in new funds
Read more of this Oklahoma Policy Institute article at: http://okpolicy.org/know-oklahomas-medicaid-agency-needs-150-million-new-funds

November 17, 2013
Mental health care mandates in ACA a worry for pros who fear flood of new patients
Read more of this Tulsa Word article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/mental-health-care-mandates-in-aca-a-worry-for-pros/article_25c6b8e4-6e6b-5634-a2ed-68a810f1e1fd.html

November 17, 2013
State attacking suicide: Rates are increasing for both Oklahoma and the nation
Read more of this EnidNews article at: http://www.enidnews.com/state/x143678550/State-attacking-suicide-Rates-are-increasing-for-both-Oklahoma-and-the-nation

November 16, 2013
Affordable Care act expands mental care, but some health professionals fear shortage of psychiatrists and psychologists
Read more of this Norman Transcript article at: http://www.normantranscript.com/headlines/x1414508705/Affordable-Care-act-expands-mental-care-but-some-health-professionals-fear-shortage-of-psychiatrists-and-psychologists

November 16, 2013
Grappling with suicide: Oklahoma’s suicide rate above the national average
Read more of this Norman Transcript article at: http://www.normantranscript.com/headlines/x1414508671/Grappling-with-suicide-Oklahoma-s-suicide-rate-above-the-national-average

November 10, 2013
Bill Packard 1944-2013: Urban planner was visionary for Tulsa’s Walker Hall, other homes for mentally ill
by Tim Stanley
If a place is going to serve as a home, it should look like one. That’s how Bill Packard saw it. An urban planner who had worked with the city of Tulsa and other communities, Packard was the visionary behind Walker Hall, a heralded transitional group home for the mentally ill run by the Mental Health Association in Tulsa.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/obituaries/localobituaries/bill-packard—urban-planner-was-visionary-for-tulsa/article_59f61c35-d6e9-54c5-aa66-6863c2d26100.html#user-comment-area

November 1, 2013
Mental Health Forum set on Nov. 20
Two prominent Oklahoma leaders in mental health will speak and answer questions from the public at an event sponsored by Oklahoma Watch entitled, “Oklahoma Watch-Out: A Community Forum on Mental and Emotional Health.”
Read more of this article at: http://baledger.com/community/mental-health-forum-set-nov/article_dc679fc4-433e-11e3-89ba-001a4bcf887a.html

October 31, 2013
Dancers Get Thrilled For the Cuase at Halloween on Tulsa’s Gutherie Green
It was “Halloween on the Green” Thursday night at Guthrie Green. Dancers performed as part of “Thrilled for the Cause” to raise awareness for the mental health association. There were also readings from Edgar Allen Poe and a showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Watch the Newson6 Video at: http://cowetaamerican.com/community/oklahomans-host-forum-on-mental-health/article_d4a6306c-4275-11e3-921d-0019bb2963f4.html

October 31, 2013
Oklahomans host forum on Mental Health
Two prominent Oklahoma leaders in mental health will speak and answer questions from the public at an event sponsored by Oklahoma Watch entitled, “Oklahoma Watch-Out: A Community Forum on Mental and Emotional Health.”
Read more of this Coweta American article at: http://cowetaamerican.com/community/oklahomans-host-forum-on-mental-health/article_d4a6306c-4275-11e3-921d-0019bb2963f4.html

October 28, 2013
Coming Soon to Tulsa: ‘Oklahoma Watch-Out’ Forum on Mental and Emotional Health
by Oklahoma Watch
Terri White, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services commissioner, and Michael Brose, Mental Health Association in Tulsa executive director, are featured guests at “Oklahoma Watch-Out” Nov. 20 Public question-and-answer forum to focus on mental and emotional health issues.
Read more of this Oklahoma Watch article at: http://oklahomawatch.org/2013/10/28/coming-to-tulsa-oklahoma-watch-out-forum-on-mental-and-emotional-health/?shared_via_impaq_me=true

September 24, 2013
‘Hope’ is focus of Zarrow Mental Health Symposium
By Mike Averill
The role hope plays in healing and suicide prevention is the focus of a free community seminar held on September 26, 2013.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/archives/hope-is-focus-of-zarrow-mental-health-symposium/article_60b0f069-92f4-53a2-baa2-db952d484142.html

September 19, 2013
Navy Yard shooting continues mental health discussion, featuring Mike Brose
Aired on Pat Campbell Show on 1170 KFAQ

September 18, 2013
Navy Yard shooting continues mental health discussion

Read more about this Channel 2 Interview at: http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/navy-yard-shooting-continues-mental-health-discussion

September 16, 2013
TU to honor distinguished alumni at homecoming
Former Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith will be among University of Tulsa alumni honored during homecoming activities Oct. 31-Nov. 3. Smith, philanthropist Judith Kishner, energy executive Thomas Russell and golf coach Hank Haney will be named Distinguished Alumni. Don and Pat Hardin will receive the J. Paschal Twyman Award for service “far and beyond the call of duty,” and Bursar Pete Sandman will be Mr. Homecoming.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/tu-to-honor-distinguished-alumni-next-month-during-homecoming/article_2ff2cc67-de06-5c79-bd79-e41323b669cf.html

September 15, 2013
A Way Home For Tulsa
By 1170 KFAQ
As Tulsa has grown, so has the scope of homelessness. It’s didn’t occur overnight.  A series of social, fiscal and policy decisions over many years have contributed to today’s homelessness challenge. The exact numbers are hard to determine, but we know on average each night there are 525 individuals sleeping in Tulsa shelters (Source:  Homeless Management Information System).  It is also estimated that there are just over 6,000 unique individuals experiencing homelessness in Tulsa over the course of the last twelve months.
Read more about this KFAQ article at: http://www.1170kfaq.com/community/206936371.html

September 9, 2013
Becky J. Frank: United Way cares for the cardells of the world
By Backy J. Frank
A few years ago, I became neighbors with Tulsa’s homeless. Well, I had it much better than they did as my husband, Jack, and I had moved into a comfortable downtown apartment. We were living in the midst of a resurging downtown with a bird’s-eye view of gorgeous architecture.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/becky-j-frank-united-way-cares-for-the-carldells-of/article_715e00f6-7454-5010-888c-fdb74894a732.html

August 27, 2013
Oklahoma Veterans Commit Suicide at Twice the Rate of Civilians
By Chase Cook
The 2011 suicide rate for soldiers was about 44 per 100,000 population, according to an Oklahoma Watch analysis of Oklahoma State Department of Health data. This rate includes active-duty military as well as veterans from the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea and World War II. The civilian rate for people over the age of 18 was about 22 per 100,000.
Read more of this Oklahoma Watch article at:  http://oklahomawatch.org/2013/08/27/oklahoma-veterans-commit-suicide-at-twice-the-rate-of-civilians/

August 23, 2013
Russian documentary filmmakers come to Tulsa to investigate children and anti-depressants
A documentary maker from Russia was in Tulsa on Thursday to interview the executive director of the Mental Health Association in Tulsa for a film that will address children taking anti-depressant medication. Kirill Kisselev said there have been reports in Russia of children on such medicines committing suicide, and he came to the U.S. to study the topic because it has more scholarship and experience with the issue.
Read more of this Tulsa World Article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/health/russian-documentary-filmmakers-come-to-tulsa-to-investigate-children-and/article_afcb26e4-2c7c-524e-a485-7f1d7398a4c7.html

April 26, 2013
Skin Care Institute, Wellness & Medical Spa in Tulsa, OK announces open house shopping night with portion of proceeds benefitting MHAT
By Skin Care Institute
Skin Care Institute, a premier Tulsa, OK medical spa, announced that their semi-annual open house shopping night – featuring savings on some of their most popular med spa services like BOTOX®, Juvéderm®, laser hair removal, Ultherapy®,CoolSculpting® and spa treatments like massage – will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Mental Health Association of Tulsa (MHAT) and other mental health initiatives under MHAT.
Read more about this at: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1209318 or http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10672550.htm

April 15, 2013
Pittsburg to host Homelessness Summit
By Staff Reports, the Morning Sun
SEK-CAP Inc. and the Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition will co-host the 14th annual Summit on Homelessness and Housing this week at the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium. But that doesn’t mean this is just a Kansas event.
In fact, visitors from Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas will be traveling to town to take part in the event alongside their Kansas brethren.
Read more of this Morning Sun article at: http://www.morningsun.net/news/x935164177/Pittsburg-to-host-Homelessness-Summit

March 13, 2013
ListenUp Tulsa brings civic leaders, youths together
By Kim Archer, World Staff Writer
In a world of rampant social media, Valeria Luevano and Itzayani Galvan spoke of their desire to stop procrastinating when it comes to school work. ”My experience is like, I’ll be doing homework, but then I’m on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. … I just don’t do what I’m supposed to do,” said Luevano, a student at McLain High School.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/ListenUp_Tulsa_brings_civic_leaders_youths_together/20130313_19_a11_cutlin34631

March 11, 2013
Youth to Offer Solutions for Social Problems
By Catherine Roberts
A conference Tuesday will provide a platform for youth to offer their plans for solutions for problems from homelessness to bullying. The Mental Health Association of Tulsa’s ListenUp Tulsa conference will feature eight young presenters, who will speak for five minutes each before a panel of area business and civic leaders.
Read more of this Public Radio Tulsa article at:http://kwgs.org/post/youth-offer-solutions-social-problems

March 06, 2013
Oklahoma school safety panel releases legislative recommendations
By Wayne Greene, Tulsa World
The Oklahoma Commission on School Safety released its legislative recommendations Tuesday, including a call for a new security tip line, mental health training for campus workers, and a new state institute to continue training, research and advocacy on the issue. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, chairman of the commission, predicted that the program would be well-received by legislators and would help set an “Oklahoma standard” for dealing with the challenges of school security.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Oklahoma_school_safety_panel_releases_legislative_recommendations/20130306_16_a1_cutlin635771

March 06, 2013
Tulsa People: Meth Mess
By Dan Phillips, Channel 8
While Oklahoma leads the nation in many great ways, the state holds a dubious distinction thanks to its meth epidemic. TulsaPeople magazine highlights the problem in the third part of its “Unacceptable: Oklahoma at the Bottom” series. The article, “Meth Mess” by Jennie Lloyd, centers on the life and story of Kimberly Cummings. She was arrested in 2009 for meth possession, but has turned her life around.
Watch the whole Channel 8 video at: http://www.ktul.com/story/22075015/tulsapeople-meth-mess

March 06, 2013
Teen suicides on the rise
By Kim Archer, Tulsa World
Seven Tulsa area teens have died by suicide in the past year, a number that local mental health advocates find alarming. And those are just the ones they have heard about.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Teen_suicides_on_the_rise/20130306_19_a1_svntla397081

February 27, 2013
Special Report with mental health
By Fox23 News
FOX23 found two local teens accused of murder also have a history of mental illness. Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau authorities admit sometimes troubled teens slip through the cracks.
Watch the Fox23 News video at: http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Special-Report-Teens-with-mental-health/kQ_JhRCuzk2ri8c1-8WTUA.cspx

February 22, 2013
Mentally ill Tulsans find recipe for success in cookie project
By Bill Sherman, Tulsa World
The 700 to 1,000 cookies that come out of the Altamont Bakery at B’nai Emunah synagogue each week have a secret ingredient – love. It’s difficult to measure, but its flavor is unmistakable. The bakery is a collaboration between the synagogue and the Mental Health Association in Tulsa, supported by the Housing Faith Alliance.
Read more of this TulsaWorld article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Mentally_ill_Tulsans_find_recipe_for_success_in_cookie/20130222_18_a11_cutlin95625

February 20, 2013
2News puts mental health, Oklahoma foster home system under the microscope
By Russ McCaskey, KRJH
There’s been a lot of talk about improving mental health services since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that killed 26. From Gov. Mary Fallin on down, there are a lot of state leaders looking for ways to improve mental health services, including increasing funding.
Watch the KJRH Video at: http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/slipping-through-the-cracks–improving-mental-health-services

February 10, 2013
People & Places: Carnivale set for March 30 to benefit Mental Health Association in Tulsa
By Danna Sue Walker, Tulsa World
It’s all very hush, hush. It seems that for its 24th go-round, the Mental Health Association in Tulsa’s Carnivale 2013, known as “the best party in town,” will also have the best-kept secrets.
Read more of this TulsaWorld article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/People_Places_Carnivale_set_for_March_30_to_benefit/20130210_209_d9_cutlin224494

January 25, 2013
KWGS Radio Show
By Marshall Stewart
Mike Brose, the Executive Director at the Mental Health Association in Tulsa, spoke about how mental health programs could be expanded in Oklahoma.
Listen to the whole show at: http://kwgs.org/post/friday-morning-local-news-kwgs-7

January 25, 2013
Tulsa Mental Health Agency Helps rebuild Lives with Housing
By Mike Averill, Tulsa World
When the Mental Health Association in Tulsa purchased the Cedars Apartments, the complex was a blighted property in foreclosure. Half of the 54 units were unoccupied, and the complex was rife with code violations and health and safety risks, according to Greg Shinn, the association’s associate director.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Tulsa_mental_health_agency_helps_rebuild_lives_with/20130125_11_a1_cutlin425672

January 8, 2013

Suicide levels prompt new responses to Tulsa
By World’s Editorial Writers, Tulsa World
Tulsa experienced a dramatically lower number of suicides in 2012 when compared to the record set in 2011, and some officials think a new police response system might be one of the reasons for the decline. There were 62 suicides in Tulsa in 2012, down from 89 the prior year.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at:http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Suicide_levels_prompt_new_responses_in_Tulsa/20130108_61_a13_tulsae88363

January 8, 2013
George Kaiser Family Foundation gives $7.2 M to area nonprofits
By Mike Averill, Tulsa World
The George Kaiser Family Foundation has announced $7.2 million in grants for more than 100 local social services agencies. Twelve of those grants include matching challenges.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at:http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/George_Kaiser_Family_Foundation_gives_72_M_to_area/20130108_11_a1_thegeo94251

January 6, 2013
Fewer people commit suicide in 2012
By Jerry Wofford, Tulsa World
While the number of suicides dropped last year from the record set in 2011, officials said that record year was a shock that led to changes in how police and mental health workers respond to people in distress.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Fewer_people_commit_suicide_in_2012/20130106_11_a1_wieten53681

September 28, 2012
Mental Health Housing
By Lis Exon, OETA
This 8-minute video showcases the Association’s 2012 National Zarrow Mental Health Symposium & Mental Health America Annual Conference – From Housing to Recovery: Building Community, Building Lives. It features interviews with the Association’s Executive Director, Michael W. Brose, and Dr. Sam Tsemberis, who developed the Housing First model.
Click here to view the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO1BtZy4FIY&feature=youtu.be

September 20, 2012
Experts see Tulsa as Innovator in Fighting Homelessness
By Michael Overall, Tulsa World
A ribbon-cutting ceremony wouldn’t usually attract this much attention, even if it happens to be the 275th time that Habitat for Humanity finished a new house in Tulsa. “But this isn’t just a ribbon-cutting ceremony,” explained Michael Brose, the executive director of the Mental Health Association in Tulsa.
Read more of this Tulsa World article at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20120920_11_A11_CUTLIN92390

July 20, 2012
Tulsa Project to House Homeless Ranked 2nd in Nation
By Mike Averill, Tulsa World
The Mental Health Association in Tulsa was recognized this week by the 100,000 Homes Campaign for ranking No. 2 in the nation in the percentage of chronically homeless people moving into permanent housing each month.
Read more of this story at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20120720_11_A9_CUTLIN809686

June 13, 2012
Homelessness Interrupted: Aiding the homeless population with a housing-first philosophy
By Brad Andrews, Urban Tulsa
“Will work for food.” Four words that evoke a distinct image in our country’s collective conscience. Typically scrawled on a disheveled piece of cardboard, this axiom is, for many, the summation of the perception of the homeless. Fortunately, a web of social services in Tulsa is cognizant that the problem is much more complex than a hungry stomach, and they won’t stop until homelessness, irrespective of its origin, is eradicated.
Read more of this Urban Tulsa story at: http://www.urbantulsa.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A50052

March 12, 2012
State of Addiction: Former addict now helping others
By Ginnie Graham, Tulsa World
Days into detox, Sue Henson didn’t think she was an addict. ”I was not prostituting,” she said. “I was not stealing. So I thought I wasn’t an addict. That’s for people who are criminals.” When she entered detox, her plan was to get just healthy enough to return to her old habits. She had pre-paid for her heroin, and the dealer promised to hold the drugs for when she was released. After seven days and just a day shy of being released, Henson listened to some addicts talk about their recovery from cocaine abuse. ”I had a spiritual experience,” she said. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, I am one of those people. I am sick. I need help.’ I got on my knees and prayed. I didn’t know what I needed to do, so I prayed.”

Read more of this Tulsa World story athttp://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20120312_11_A1_CUTLIN193707