2530 South Commerce
Ardmore, OK 73401
Phone: (580) 223-5070

Crisis: (800) 522-1090

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No Healthcare Reform Yet?

With healthcare payment guarantees, mental health issues become the next topic of discussion. There is resistance to comply with recent legislation assuring health and addiction treatment services getting paid on par with physical health issues. More...

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Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD

Findings could help improve treatments, researchers say. More...

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Chronic Gambling Linked to Depression, Impulsivity

Both should be treated at the same time, researchers say. More...

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Want Your Kids to Exercise? Skip the Guilt

Pressuring middle schoolers to get active can backfire, researchers say. More...

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Study Counters Stereotypes About Native Americans and Alcohol

They're less likely to drink than whites, and have similar rates of problem drinking, survey finds. More...

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Powerful New Pot May Harm the Brain, Researchers Say

But marijuana advocate calls the study 'speculative.' More...

MHSSO History

MHSSO's parent organization was formed in 1950 and incorporated in 1954 as the Carter County Child Guidance Clinic, a citizen's owned, non-profit, non-governmental corporation.  In 1974, following a grant from the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, operations were expanded and the Carter County Guidance Clinic began serving a five county area. 

In 1977, after securing a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma became the operational arm of the Guidance Clinic of Southern Oklahoma, a comprehensive mental health center serving a nine county area. 

Today, in addition to an administrative office, Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma has six community mental health clinics.  Through these clinics a full range of mental health care is provided, including screening services, emergency (24 hour) services, outpatient, psycho-social rehabilitation, care after hospitalization for psychiatric conditions, enhanced residential care, child/adolescent services including a Systems of Care program in Carter, Love and Johnston counties, services for the elderly, and substance abuse treatment.

In 2008, MHSSO provided a leadership role in the implementing of tele-med services across rural southern Oklahoma.  At present, we are one of the largest providers of tele-health services in Oklahoma.


IEP Disagreement Options and Annual Renewals

Once everyone appears satisfied with the plan, parents will need to sign off on the IEP in three locations: 1) a check-box indicating they attended the meeting, 2) a check-box indicating they received a document highlighting their rights under IDEA (if in fact they did receive it), and 3) a check-box to indicate whether the parents agree with the IEP, partially agree with the IEP, or totally disagree with the IEP. More...

Childhood Television Viewing and Violent Behavior

The LA times printed an article that reviews recent studies linking adult criminal behavior with childhood exposure to violent television programming. Dr. Claire McCarthy, a pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital, screening time is increasing due to YouTube, Smart Phones and video streaming. According to McCarthy,... More...

Perspectives - Vol. 3, No. 2 - On Becoming an Organizational Psychohumorist

"Now, more than ever, we need to bring humor and laughter into our personal, professional and organizational lives." More...

Student Loan Stress & Mental Health:Recognize Signs & Get Help

Student loans have been increasingly common in young households. In 1989, one of every six had student loans. In 2001, the number was nearly one of four. And by 2010, the number of households with student loans was more than one of three. Among consumer debt, only mortgages exceed the amount of student loan debt. More...

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Review: Hatha Yoga Beneficial for Reducing Anxiety
Hatha yoga is effective for reducing anxiety, and efficacy increases with increasing number of practice hours, according to a meta-analysis published online May 20 in the Journal of Evidence-Based MedicineMore...

Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity
Researchers suspect low levels of spexin might play contributing role. More...

What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep
Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds. More...

Clinicians Should Ask, Counsel About Firearms
Clinicians ask and counsel their patients about firearms less often than recommended, according to an article published online May 17 in the Annals of Internal MedicineMore...

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