Oklahoma's Current Mental Health Crisis

If you have ever been in need of mental health or substance abuse treatment or know of those who are, I hope you are aware of the current mental health crisis the state of Oklahoma is currently undergoing. Not only those who are in the mental health field need to speak out but all of those in the state of Oklahoma who could be potentially impacted as well.

Unfortunately the devastating news the state of Oklahoma had to hear yesterday was very unsettling for many to hear. The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announced yesterday that due to the current unresolved $215 million deficit they would be taking a huge cut of $75 million during the 2018 fiscal year. This budget cut is a huge portion that essentially could effect the livelihoods of many who provide mental health services, the consumers, friends, relatives, and staff. The impacted services incl