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Oklahoma's Mental Health Care Crisis and its' Impact on the Economy is the Topic at a Tulsa Forum


At a time only four in ten Oklahomans get the mental health help they need, state cuts are slashing more clients from mental health roles. CEO of Mental Health Association Oklahoma, Mike Brose, wants the business community and politicians to get on board with new reforms and initiatives. He calls it a mindset change from punitive justice to restorative justice.

Brose says too often politicians are afraid of being labeled soft on crime to embrace reshaping the mental health climate to make outcomes more effective. He calls the current system ‘a failure.’