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Building a Stronger Mental Health System: Tulsa Tech’s UniteCare Conference Tackles the Shortage of Caregivers in Oklahoma

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
Unlocked Minds: Oklahoma’s Free Mental Health Conference to Strengthen the State’s Mental Health System

Tulsa Tech’s Lemley Memorial Campus will host the first Annual UniteCare Conference on April 4th and 5th. The conference is a Community Collaboration Conference for mental health and caregiving professionals, offering workshops and training sessions to teach best practices for mental health care. It is intended for mental health care professionals, caregivers, and advocates, aiming to build a stronger mental health system in Oklahoma.

The conference aims to address the fact that 592,000 adults in Oklahoma have a mental health condition as of 2021, with more than half not receiving help due to various barriers. The workshops will cover topics such as substance use disorders, self-care, and grief, offering attendees with the knowledge and tools to address mental health and support individuals in need. Local caregivers and community members will collaborate on potential solutions to the shortage of mental health care providers in many Oklahoma communities.

The conference will start at 8:30 a.m. each day and conclude around 3 p.m. Sponsors for the event include Transformations, TulsaTech, Patriot Family Counseling Services, CREOKS, and the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma. Attendees can sign up for the conference through the channel 8 newsletter.

By Samantha Jones

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