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Oklahoma County program offers hope for teens, young adults

NorthCare’s Youth Transitions program helps 16- to 24-year-olds with mental health conditions get on their feet and find independence. Statistics show this is a vulnerable population, and many young people don’t access to mental health services.

BY JACLYN COSGROVE Modified: December 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm •  Published: December 23, 2012

Brandon Ollerdisse didn’t know how much he liked reading the Bible until it was all he had.

“That started in jail,” Ollerdisse said. “I didn’t have nobody. I didn’t want nobody neither. I didn’t even like calling. So I just picked up something and started reading and working out. That’s all I had to do.”

At 14, Ollerdisse was...
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