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​​Consumer Advocacy Division​​:

To advocate for a consumer is to defend their rights and to promote their interest. The Consumer Advocacy division accomplishes this in many different ways.
 
The Consumer Advocacy monitors facilities to ensure they comply with applicable treatment standards, as well as state and federal laws and guidelines. Regular monitoring enhances the quality of life for consumers by promoting effective communication between staff members, consumers and families and in identifying potential problem areas.
 
Educating consumers of their rights is a critical function of Advocacy. Equally important is increasing staff knowledge of consumer rights. One way this is accomplished is by participating in new employee orientation.
 
The Advocacy Division works cooperatively with representatives of the Oklahoma Disability Law Center, the Oklahoma Consumer Council and the Oklahoma National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
 
We are also a resource for consumers in finding and accessing services.
 
Providing information to consumers and families, monitoring treatment facilities, training staff and working with rights organizations are some ways the Consumer Advocacy Division protects and promotes Consumer Rights.
 
How to Contact the
Advocacy Division: 


Advocacy Division
2401 NW 23rd, Suite 79
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
(405) 521-4256  |  OKC Metro
1-866-699-6605  |  Statewide


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Mental Health:

Just as physical health is important, so is good mental health. Still, millions of Americans suffer with various types of mental illness and mental health problems, such as social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction to drugs and alcohol, and personality disorders. Mental illness and psychological disorders have good treatment options with medications, psychotherapy, or other treatments.

Suicide:
  • Suicide deaths outnumber homicides by more than two-to-one.
  • The suicide rate in Oklahoma was 30 percent higher than the U.S. rate.
  • Suicide rates tended to be higher in the southeast area of Oklahoma.
  • Men were three times more likely than women to kill themselves.
  • ​Non-Hispanic whites and American Indians had higher rates of suicide than blacks or Hispanics.
​Reachout National Hotline
Crisis & Information Line
24 hours / 7 days​​
1-800-522-9054​

Crisis Text Line
​Text ​​START to 741-741​​
www.crisistextline.org​

Substance Use:

A substance use problem is a medical condition. It is substance use that:
  • ​interferes with a person's relationships with family and friends,
  • interferes with a person's ability to fulfill work, school, or family obligations, or
  • results in legal problems and dangerous behavior