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

Crisis: (800) 522-1090

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Strategies That Work to Help Prevent Suicides

Measures include physical barriers and selling fewer pills at once, experts say. More...

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Healthy Caregiving During the Holidays

Holidays bring out the best and worst in us. Just the thought of festive gatherings surrounded by the people you love most may elicit warm feelings inside. For others, anticipation of the holidays creates an internal feeling resembling a knotted rope. This latter reaction is more common among caregivers. If you are like the average caregiver, you love certain aspects about the holidays but dread others. More...

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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...

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...

Get Through the Holidays with Humor and Grace: Four Strategies for Couples and Families

These strategies will help you balance needs of others with your own, and make the holiday season more enjoyable. More...

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Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies
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Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders
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Physician Excess Charges Create Financial Burden for Patients
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