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

Crisis: (800) 522-1090

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Coping With Terrorism and War

Human beings waking up on this day after and the many days after to come will need to find ways to cope with this awful event. Here then, are some suggestions for how to accomplish this task. More...

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'Hidden' Brain Injury a Challenge for Military Doctors

Potentially fatal damage from blasts doesn't always show on scans, study says. More...

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Cultural and Religious-Spiritual Implications of Grief

Grieving the death of someone close commonly raises existential questions about the meaning and nature of life and death. Death reminds all thoughtful adults of their own mortality, and the necessarily limited nature of human ambition. 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...

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ACA Has Increased Rx Drug Use, Cut Out-of-Pocket Spending
The Affordable Care Act has increased prescription use and reduced out-of-pocket spending, according to a report published online Aug. 17 in Health AffairsMore...

Postpartum Depression Can Be ID'd During Infant Hospitalization
Postpartum depression screening conducted during infant hospitalization can identify depression among previously unscreened women, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in the Journal of Hospital MedicineMore...

Modified Checklist With Follow-Up Valid for Autism in Toddlers
The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers with Follow-up Interview, which can be administered by minimally trained primary care physicians is valid and reliable, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in PediatricsMore...

Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School
An expert's advice on when to keep your child home. More...

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