OK State of Mind

OK State of Mind

OK State of Mind seeks to satisfy inquisitive minds eager to delve into the realm of mental health and overall well-being. Join us on a journey to gain insights shared by mental health experts, draw inspiration from remarkable stories of resilience forged by those who've navigated challenging paths, and unveil the intricate science that underpins our thoughts and emotions – a sort of 'invisibilia' if you will. Through these explorations, we aim to illuminate the captivating 'whys' behind our cognitive and emotional selves, hopefully unraveling the complexities that shape our behaviors, feelings, and perspectives. This podcast is produced by Family & Children's Services based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Learn more at www.fcsok.org and www.okstateofmind.com.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 26 mins

How can incarcerated parents maintain healthy relationships with their children? In this episode of the OK State of Mind podcast, Lucie Doll, Program Director of FCS's Parenting in Jail Program, answers this very question. Lucie shares with us how her program helps incarcerated parents obtain essential parenting skills and provides comprehensive support for parents, children, and families through evidence-based parenting class...

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Join us for a captivating conversation with Adam Andreassen, PsyD, the new CEO of Family & Children’s Services (FCS) in Tulsa, OK. 

As we delve into Adam's journey within behavioral healthcare, gain insights into the personal motivations that fuel his dedication to transforming the lives of those in need. 

Explore how FCS, a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC), goes beyond mental health care, integ...

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In this much-anticipated Part 2 of the episode titled, “Manage the World with Mindfulness,” Hailey Hopkins, LCSW brings you a special treat—a 8-minute mindfulness exercise led by Hailey herself.

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just starting your mindfulness journey, this exercise promises a moment of tranquility and self-discovery.

 We encourage you to actively participate in this guided mindfulness exercise, bookmarki...

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December 15, 2023 26 mins

In this transformative episode of "OK State of Mind," we delve into a universally beneficial topic—mindfulness. Our guest, Hailey Hopkins, serves as a clinical supervisor for FCS's LiveWell program, and brings a wealth of expertise to the discussion.

Hailey eloquently defines mindfulness as the art of paying attention in the present moment, devoid of judgment. Throughout the conversation, she generously imparts practi...

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 In this episode, we chat with Kathy Loehr shedding light on the intricacies of serving the homeless community and providing valuable insights into their journey to stability. 

Listen now to gain a better understanding of the issues, discover the incredible work being done, and learn how you can contribute to making a positive impact.  Subscribe, share, and let's create a ripple of change together!

Support and stay connected to ...

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Can cutting-edge research in neuroscience shed new light on the brain's role in addiction and its potential to revolutionize treatment methods? 

Join us in a captivating conversation with Dr. Jenny Stewart and Dr. Robin Aupperle from Tulsa's Laureate Institute of Brain Research (LIBR), where they delve into their collaboration with Family & Children’s Services Women in Recovery (WIR). 

 This unique partnership seeks to ...

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"Beyond Incarceration: A Journey from Hopelessness to Healing" with Sonya McDonald, a remarkable Women in Recovery graduate who shares her personal story of overcoming adversity and addiction, finding hope, and transforming her life.

For almost 30 years, Oklahoma stood at the forefront of this issue nationwide. While currently ranked third, the state still exceeds the national average by twofold. 

Many w...

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September 19, 2023 25 mins

As part of September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we are continuing our conversation about suicide. Today's guest is a board-certified psychiatrist and Family & Children’s Services, Medical Director, Dr. Stephan Lahr. Dr. Lahr is a graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He's a psychotherapy supervisor from the University of Oklahoma Psychiatry and a regular on News on 6's Do...

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September 8, 2023 26 mins

In the US, it's something that happens every 11 minutes. In Oklahoma, it's the second leading cause of death in Oklahomans ages 10 to 24. It's the second leading cause of death in Native Americans aged 10 to 34, and in the last 21 years, black youth ages 10 to 19 saw the largest increase in rates of 78%. 

This episode discusses suicide (listener discretion is advised). If you or someone you know is strugglin...

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August 25, 2023 9 mins

Welcome to the inaugural episode of OK State of Mind, proudly presented by Family & Children's Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We are genuinely excited to acquaint you with the themes of our podcast, featuring your hosts Dee Harris, Chris Posey, and Rachel Roberts.  

Join us as we delve into riveting conversations with expert guests from the realm of mental health, engage with individuals who will share incredible st...

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