Save Oklahoma Mental Health
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Please help save my job! Please help save thousands of mental health jobs in Oklahoma! Please help save the lives of hundreds of thousands of Oklahoma citizens who depend on Mental Health Services.
Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announced Wednesday (10/18) that they plan to eliminate all state-funded outpatient services statewide in response to the $75 million in budget cuts to the department.
Officials said if additional funds are not appropriated for fiscal year 2018, the department will be forced to initiate the plans in November.
“The agency has no choice but to announce plans for cuts that must be initiated November 1, and fully implemented during December and January.
If initiated, officials said the cuts will impact nearly 189,000 Oklahomans currently receiving outpatient services, 700 treatment agencies in communities statewide and more than 8,500 therapists, case managers, doctors, nurses and support staff.
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