Unlocked Minds: Oklahoma’s Free Mental Health Conference to Strengthen the State’s Mental Health System

The Mental Health Association of Oklahoma is hosting its first annual conference, the UniteCare Conference, on April 4th and 5th at Tulsa Tech’s Lemley Memorial Campus. This community collaboration conference aims to provide workshops and training sessions for mental health care professionals, caregivers, and advocates to learn best practices for mental health care.

The need for mental health services is high in Oklahoma as over 592,000 adults have a mental health condition as of 2021. However, more than half of these individuals do not receive the help they need due to various barriers. This conference seeks to address this issue by providing attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to support individuals in need.

The conference will cover topics such as substance use disorders, self-care, and grief. Local caregivers and community members will collaborate on potential solutions to the shortage of mental health care providers in many Oklahoma communities. The workshops will start at 8:30 a.m., each day, and conclude around 3 p.m. Sponsors for the event include Transformations, TulsaTech, Patriot Family Counseling Services, CREOKS, and the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma. Interested attendees can sign up through the channel 8 newsletter.

By Riley Johnson

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