© 2024 Public Radio Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 631-2577

A listener-supported service of The University of Tulsa
classical 88.7 | public radio 89.5
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Mental Health Association Oklahoma Launches Range of Virtual COVID-19 Support Groups


Mental Health Association Oklahoma is now offering a broad range of virtual support groups to help people manage their stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Director of Outreach, Prevention and Education Rebecca Hubbard said if you’re finding it difficult to cope, you’re not alone.

"There’s a lot of very normal but unusual for us grief and loss process from the drastic changes that have taken place in these last few weeks, as well as a lot of fear and anxiety," Hubbard said. "You know, our kind of baseline anxiety has risen globally because of this disease and the unknowns associated with it."

There are support groups for first responders, workers serving people experiencing homelessness, people with past traumas and the general public.

"As well as we have several groups for parenting support — stress while we were parenting and trying to do both parenting and school and work all from home," Hubbard said.

New members must sign up first through Mental Health Association Oklahoma's mental health assistance center or by calling 918-585-1213. Trained therapists will get them into the group that’s right for them.

Matt Trotter joined KWGS as a reporter in 2013. Before coming to Public Radio Tulsa, he was the investigative producer at KJRH. His freelance work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on MSNBC and CNN.
Related Content