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By On May 5th, 2016

Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Fashion and Talent Showcase

Tomorrow on Friday, May 6th, is an event you will not want to miss: the Thirteenth Annual Fashion and Talent show hosted by the Mental Health Association Oklahoma. The Mental Health Association Oklahoma hosts many worthwhile events throughout the year. This event, though, as Chief Executive Officer, Mike Brose, will tell you, represents the heart…

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By On October 5th, 2015

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Eliminating Stigma through Education

Hopefully we will hear a bit more than usual this week about mental illness since it is Mental Illness Awareness Week.  I long for the day when mental health and physical health are no longer separated.  Mental illness and addiction are diseases of the brain, and the brain is part of body.  It seems simple,…

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By On May 7th, 2015

It’s Just Us!

Last Friday night, May 1st,   I attended the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma’s 12th Annual Fashion and Talent show. The various mental health organizations around Tulsa were represented and the models for fashion and talent were drawn from their consumers. The audience was huge and the hall was filled to the rafters. The tone…

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By On September 23rd, 2014

Reflections on the 20th Annual Zarrow Symposium

Last week, I attended the 20th annual Zarrow Symposium, a mental health conference that attracted close to 700 attendees.  One of the highlights was a talk given by former U.S. Representative from Rhode Island, Patrick Kennedy.  I continue to reflect on many things that he said about the challenges of getting the Mental Health Parity…

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By On May 5th, 2014

Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Fashion Show

“It was renewing to my spirit,” one attendee commented at the end of the Eleventh Annual Fashion and Talent Showcase last Friday night.  This is a perfect way to describe this inspirational event that the Mental Health Association Oklahoma along with other sponsors puts on every year.  The show’s participants who model with some performing…

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By On November 21st, 2013

Oklahoma Watch Mental Health Forum

    Last night, I attended the Oklahoma Watch Mental Health Forum where Terri White, Commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Michael Brose, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association Oklahoma, spoke and answered questions about the state of mental health in Oklahoma.  It was a worthwhile event…

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