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Mindful Moment with Mike: Talking About Your Mental Health

Posted at 7:56 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 08:55:05-04

During times of crisis, and of course, today's pandemic, it's important to talk with a professional.

And you can't do that if you're stuck at home.

2 Works for You's Mike Brooks found a group helping Oklahomans, while everyone remains at home.

For some people, talking in a group setting works best.

A group here in Green Country is making sure those who need to talk are able to do so.

The Mental Health Association of Oklahoma is now offering virtual support groups.

It's all done online from the comfort of your home.

This is for anyone across the state who needs to talk about what's going on in their lives.

I spoke with MHAO Supervisor Rebecca Hubbard about all the support groups.

Hubbard says, "So we do have groups for people who may have a diagnosis or symptoms of depression, anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, or bi polar disorder, also for people who may have lost a loved one to suicide or may have lost a loved one to a violent act. And we also have a really important meeting right now for parents supporting parents, and that's parents or any caregiver taking care of a child with a mental health disorder."

If anyone has any questions, how can they get those questions answered? Where should they go?

Hubbard says, "They can go to the mental health association website and look up the support groups under the help tab. And it will give you some directions on how to fill out the web form and say that you're interested in a support group. "

You can also call the Mental Health Assistance Center at 918-585-1213. Everything is completely confidential, so you don't have to worry about anything.

The courses are led by a mental health professional, and they are completely free.

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