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Sharon Smith and Marlon Smith protest proposed cuts to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Oklahoma Capitol last week. (Photo Laura Eastes)

Without a state budget solution, funding cuts pose challenges for mental health consumers, their families and local agencies

Without a state budget solution, funding cuts pose challenges for mental health consumers, their families and local agencies

Without a state budget solution, funding cuts pose challenges for mental health consumers, their families and local agencies.

Joe Dorman, director of OICA, speaks to a Police Athletic League at Longfellow Middle School in Norman, Monday, July 10, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Study finds adverse childhood experiences affect health and behavior

Nonprofits and a state representative are bringing presenters on ACEs and their impacts on Oklahomans to the Capitol for an interim study.

Dan Staughan and Jerod Shadid at the Homeless Alliance, Thursday, June 22, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

The number of homeless families in Oklahoma has gone up

The 2017 Point-in-Time study showed that 118 families in Oklahoma City have no permanent place of residence.

Close photo of prescription bottle for Hydrocodone tablets and pills on wooden table for opioid epidemic illustration

As the opioid epidemic continues, Oklahomans require better support systems

Mental health and drug dependence treatment options would help pull Oklahomans away from addiction.

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Mental Health Association Oklahoma collects needed items for homeless

MHAOK’s BetterBox Project raises community awareness about homelessness and offers housing assistance.

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