At least five lawsuits target Tulsa psychiatric facility after allegations draw national attention

At least five lawsuits against Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health have been filed in both state and federal court since April.
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Looking to expand mental healthcare to low-income families, OSU opens new clinic in Tulsa

"When we can break through the stigma we can help people understand this is a disease just like any other disease." — Terri White, commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
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As number of mental health transports increases, Tulsa police try a new approach

Mental health advocates, health providers and law enforcement point to a lack of access to routine care and loss of private beds in Tulsa as the cause of the increase in out-of-town transports.
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TPS expands program for expecting, parenting teens after closure of Margaret Hudson

One of the goals behind expanding Strong Tomorrows is to help the district "offset" the loss of Margaret Hudson, said TPS spokeswoman Emma Garrett-Nelson.
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Tulsa agencies aim to reduce mental-health related 911 calls, connect people to better resources

CRT is part of an emerging shift in Tulsa to free up law enforcement and emergency services, connect people to the proper resources and change the way mental health calls are handled.
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Lawsuit: Carter County Sheriff’s Office’s indifference to mentally ill man led to his death

The federal lawsuit alleges jail employees knew Michael Manos wasn’t getting his medication, wasn’t eating, was immobile and was in a psychotic state during his time in the jail.
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Future of Oklahoma teen pregnancy prevention programs uncertain after funding cut by Trump administration

The federal grants provide Oklahoma organizations about $3.8 million annually to implement evidence-based programs to reduce the state's teen birthrate. Nearly $8 million will be lost because of the cuts.
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‘It’s just so damn expensive’: Dental care an uphill battle for Oklahoma veterans

According to the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, fewer than 10 percent of the 61,000 veterans in Tulsa County are supplied with dental benefits through the VA, causing many to forgo dental insurance altogether.
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Delays by Oklahoma hospitals, Health Department to screen newborns put babies at risk

Newborn screening identifies rare diseases that can cause disability, death or serious health issues if not treated quickly. Dozens of Oklahoma hospitals are failing to send tests to the state lab in a timely manner.
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After settling seven lawsuits for $1.3 million, Tulsa doctor’s license set for review

Masters allegedly gave a patient syringes filled with the patient’s fat tissue and told the patient to take the syringes home, put them in her freezer and self-inject them into her face when she desired.
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