Helpful Resources for a Healthy Mind

Coming together to create a better approach to mental and behavioral health in Oklahoma


(Copied and adapted from information obtained from Mental Health First Aid USA Manual First Edition


Mental Health America

Visit Mental Health America’s site for information on mental health, getting help and taking action.

National Council for Behavioral Health
To locate mental health and addictions treatment facilities in your community, use the “Find a Provider”
feature on the National Council’s website.

National Empowerment Center
The mission of the National Empowerment Center is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope, and healing to those diagnosed with a mental illness. The center provides information and advocacy resources.

National Institute of Mental Health

Statistics: Mentally Ill U.S. Adults
The National Institute of Mental Health website provides prevalence statistics pertaining to mental illness, including data by age, gender, and race.

President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
This commission report was released in 2003 as part of an effort to eliminate inequality for Americans with disabilities. It was tasked to “promote successful community integration for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance.” The final report describes problems and gaps in the US mental health system and makes recommendations for improvement.

World Health Organization Disability from Mental Illness

The World Health Organization website contains information on the global burden of disease in various parts of the world, including burden due to mental disorders. It gives projections into future years, when the burden of mental disorders is expected to greatly increase.



Connects Oklahomans to hope, help and information 24 hours a day. Live. online chat support available. Call 2-1-1 to access information on any type of health or human service.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day for yourself or concern about others: 1-800-273-8255

For an online searchable database visit:

INTEGRIS Mental Health

Free online screenings, resource information and Dr. Murali Krishna’s podcast and video series.

Green Shoe Foundation

Green Shoe offers an opportunity for transformational change and healing through our five-day retreat to help resolve past less than nurturing experiences including from childhood. With a focus on relationships, codependence, boundaries, and the effects of childhood trauma on emotional development, our free five-day retreats feature opportunity for transformational change, a focus on personal growth, self-actualization, and personal and professional success in forming and maintaining relationships. We work with adults in a trauma-informed setting to raise their awareness of how past family roles and family systems influence their current relationships. The Green Shoe Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to improving and impacting individual lives and communities through self-discovery, awareness, education, programs and resources. Visit for more information.

A Chance to Change

A Chance to Change provides a continuum of care including prevention, education, intervention and outpatient counseling. Trained and experienced counselors offer individual, family, and group counseling for children, adolescents and adults throughout the state of Oklahoma. Counseling is provided for substance abuse, problem gambling, other addictions, codependency, family and marital issues, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other related issues. Whether in person or via our secured internet portal telehealth program, specialized counseling and support services are available to you and your family. For more information, visit our website at, call our office at 405.840.9000 or email us at


Art of Happy Living Podcast: Focusing on the healing connection between mind, body and spirit, R. Murali Krishna, M.D., presents The Art of Happy Living series as stepping stones in the journey toward leading happier, healthier lives.

The One You Feed – Conversations about Creating a Life Worth Living: Open minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.

The Overwhelmed Brain: This show focuses on helping you achieve less stress and more happiness. Become empowered and honor yourself so that you can make decisions that are right for you. Mindfulness, compassion and being in the present moment are only components of a bigger picture.

The Dark Place: A shame-free space where people talk about their struggles, difficult past memories, and what it’s like to live with mental illness. Common topics include depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma.

Conquer Stress, Depression and Anxiety: Dr. Bob Acton is dedicated to bringing up-to-date, cutting edge strategies and techniques to help you be happy, be resilient and live the life you want.

SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford: Dr. Margaret has a direct, down-to-earth approach to mental health treatment, and uses her twenty years of experience to guide you toward the changes you want.

Stop The Bully Within: This podcast will share tips and techniques to help you create that positive and powerful mindset needed to be happy, confident and successful in life.

Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery: The companion podcast to Counselor Toolbox. Happiness was launched to provide easily accessible tips, tools and tricks to help people achieve their highest quality of life.

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Relax Lite: Effective and rapid stress relief in 5 minutes. De-stress with guided breathing and meditation exercises that use calming music to promote relaxation. It’s an ideal stress management tool, being simple and intuitive.

Headspace: Meditation creates the ideal conditions for a good night’s rest. Relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day. Get more from your day through mindfulness, be less distracted and reactive and focus on the things that matter most to you.

Stop, Breathe & Think: Stop, Breathe & Think is an award winning meditation and mindfulness app that is proven to decrease anxiety and stress. It allows you to check in with your emotions and recommends short guided meditations, yoga and acupressure videos, tuned to how you feel.

Calm was branded as Apple’s “App of the Year” in 2017. The app is designed to reduce anxiety, improve sleep and help you to feel happier by focusing on the four key areas of meditation, breathing, sleep, and relaxation, with the aim of bringing joy, clarity, and peace to your daily life.

Calm in the Storm is a tool in understanding what stress is, the effects it can have on the body, mind and spirit and how to recognize when stress levels become unhealthy and even dangerous. The app helps you to identify, assess and track your own stress levels and provides easy-to-use and highly effective mind/body practices.

Happify is a space to build resilience and overcome negative thoughts and stress. Whether you are feeling stressed, anxious, or sad, this app helps you regain control of your thoughts and feelings.

Moodnotes is a thought journal and mood diary. The app can be used to capture your feelings and improve your thinking habits through the implementation of CBT and positive psychology.

SuperBetter is a game focusing on increasing resilience and the ability to remain strong, optimistic, and motivated when presented with challenging obstacles in life. It also has the potential to help you improve depression and anxiety, cope with chronic illness, and recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

7 Cups provides online therapy and emotional support for anxiety and depression. There are more than 160,000 trained listeners and licensed therapists who are available to anonymously speak with 24/7.

Talkspace is a counseling and therapy app that connects users with a convenient, affordable, and confidential way to deal with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, and chronic illness. A free consultation is provided with a Matching Agent to identify the ideal therapist for your needs based on several factors.

T2 Mood Tracker helps individuals track their emotional states and how they change over time for personal insight and accurate reporting to a mental health professional.

CBT-i Coach is for people engaged in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) with a health provider, or those who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits.

Together Strong: In this interactive experience, you’ll engage in role-play conversations with virtual veterans and service members to learn how to best help them work through the challenges of civilian life, including those related to work, family, finance, post traumatic stress and mental health.

Breethe: Learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques to help you bring more happiness, calm and peace of mind into your life. Relax, sleep better, lose weight, sharpen your mind and improve your relationships — in just 10 minutes a day.

Disclaimer: OCCHD Wellness Now does not endorse any of the books, podcasts or Apps listed in this document. They have been reported to be helpful by members or the patients that they serve. Some of them may contain explicit language or content. Please see additional information about the Podcasts and Apps by following the hyperlink provided or by visiting iTunes. They are intended to be supplemental resources and are not meant to replace professional medical or behavioral health advice or services.