“If you are worried about getting into treatment, this is the easy way in,” Nayfa said. “It’s keeping families together. It’s keeping people employed. It’s keeping people out of the criminal justice system. It is pretty amazing what treatment can do.”
Mental health and drug dependence treatment options would help pull Oklahomans away from addiction.
The organization’s goals focus on fixing the state’s budget issues and building a stronger Oklahoma.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Edmond-North OKC chapter has existed for around a decade.
According to a CDC report, one in three cancer deaths could be avoided if no one smoked cigarettes.
NAMIWalks organizers hope to raise $100,000 for mental illness this year.
Budget cuts affect nonprofits that provide mental health, historic preservation, arts, prison ministry and education services.
Oklahoma Conference of Churches holds it annual dinner and hands out ecumenist, interfaith and community service awards.
Deaths due to the prescription painkiller epidemic in the state spark a rally at the state capitol and a call to action.