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Oklahoma in Crisis: Identifying and Preventing Teen Suicide

Understanding how to talk honestly and openly about suicide is a learnable skill. In this virtual presentation, panelists break down commonly used mental health terms and methods to identify and prevent teen suicide. As Oklahoma’s teenagers return to school after the pandemic, it’s more important than ever for parents, caretakers, and educators to recognize and support their mental health needs.  Participants will see a collection of videos from the national Well Beings tour, hear from Oklahoma teenagers, and be a part of a frank discussion about terms, warning signs, resources, and tips on how to discuss suicide in an open and healthy way. Presented by Well Beings, OETA, and National Alliance on Mental Illness of Oklahoma (NAMI).

About The Tour

The Well Beings Tour is making its way to cities across the country, hosted in partnership with local public media stations to present impactful experiences that connect audiences with mental health resources in the local community, strengthen community connections, and destigmatize mental health challenges. The Tour features moderated public discussions that share information and volunteer opportunities from local community and national organizations. The Tour is fostering new conversations about mental health through these local events — live or virtual, based on local public health conditions.

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    WellBeings.org is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741), or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.