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

Crisis: (800) 522-1090
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Helping Your Kids Avoid the Trap of Materialism

The root of the problem is the mentality we bring to our purchasing behavior. We accumulate unnecessary possessions because we feel entitled to them for our hard work. Or, we buy into ubiquitous advertising messages that that tells us we "need" a particular item. But as our closets, basements and garages bulge from consumptive habits our children are taking mental notes. More...

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Improving the Quality of Life as We Age

How old would you like to live, assuming your health is reasonably good? How does 80 years sound? When you are 25, 80 years of life sounds like an ample amount of time because it is so far removed from the active life you live. But when you are 65, 80 years old doesn't seem like you have much time left. Now ask yourself the same question but assume your health is poor. More...

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When Fear Keeps Kids From School, School Phobia

Most parents are familiar with the old story. Your child feigns a headache or sore throat so they don't have to go to school. They do it with a twinkle in their eye but go off merrily to school, their friends and teachers. However... 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...

Focus on the Flu Research: Flu Primer

A flu virus is roughly round, but it can also be elongated or irregularly shaped. Inside are eight segments of single-strand RNA containing the genetic instructions for making new copies of the virus. More...

Alcohol and Substance Abuse - Websites

Recommended websites about Substance Abuse More...

 
 
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