• The Mental Health Association of Central Oklahoma offers programs and resources for individuals and their loved ones dealing with mental illness. TeenScreen is a national mental health and suicide risk screening program for young people offered at no charge. Screenings can happen at schools, clinics and church groups. Low cost counseling services are also provided for qualifying individuals. For more information, visit www.mentalhealthok.org or call 943-3700.
• NorthCare is a nonprofit organization that offers programs designed to promote recovery and new levels of independence for Oklahomans. The organization offers several behavioral and mental health programs, regardless of a person's ability to pay. You can reach NorthCare by calling 858-2700.
• The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be reached at (800) 273-8255.
More information: To find resources in your community, visit the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services website online at www.odmhsas.org/. You can also call the agency at 522-3908.