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Oklahoma mental health conference helps families build connections across the state

This year’s Peer Recovery and Wellness Conference will bring together local experts to discuss some of newest trends in mental health services.
by Jean Williams Modified: August 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm •  Published: August 25, 2014
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This year’s Peer Recovery and Wellness Conference will bring together local experts to discuss some of newest trends in mental health services.

Staci Willis, one of the conference organizers and a recovery support specialist team leader for the Lottie House Drop-In Center, said the event is a way to connect with and support people in recovery from mental illness or addiction. She said being among peers is important because they are someone you can relate to.

“They are someone who may have had some of the same experiences you have had. Here at Lottie House a peer can be someone who has dealt with a mental illness, or trauma or addiction,” Willis said.

Crisis services, medications, wellness and recovery action plans and health homes will be some of the main topics discussed at the conference on Sept. 9 at the Crossings Community Center, 2208 W. Hefner Road, in Oklahoma City.

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by Jean Williams
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My degree in Psychology did not prepare me to recognize mental illness in my own family. I authored the brochure "What to do in a Mental Health Crisis in Oklahoma County," not because I had the answers, but because I didn't. A wide variety of...
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