We spend a lot of time talking about how we can help you if are hurt. It’s why we do what we do: to help those in need. Sometimes, though, our clients may need additional resources, or just want a place where they can go and discuss their feelings with other people who have faced similar crises.
We thought we’d provide some valuable resources for how victims of accidents, the opioid crisis, and other causes of physical and mental health decline can get help in addition to treating with local hospitals and local physicians and counselors. What you’ll find here is a resource list that you can consult if you need help.
For physical injuries and emergency services
- State and local emergency services. You can find websites, phone numbers, and addresses for emergency service organizations throughout Oklahoma at this location.
- Brain Injury. The Brain Injury Alliance of Oklahoma advocates for brain injury victims throughout the state. It was first founded in 1980. There are about a half-dozen support organizations for brain injury victims. The Oklahoma Head Injury Support Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
- Disability. People with disabilities need different types of help depending on their type of disability. Many people need physical help and emotional help. Often people with disabilities may be able to obtain different types of federal, state, and local financial aid. There are services that can help with transportation. The Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns may be able to help you directly or direct you to the people that can help.
For mental health and substance abuse
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services provides help with the following types of mental health and substance abuse problems:
- Behavioral Health Case Management
- Children’s Recovery Center
- DUI (ADSAC) Services – an Alcohol Drug and Substance Abuse Course for drivers whose license has been suspended due to a DUI
- Gambling Addiction
- Oklahoma Drug and Mental Health Courts
You can also contact Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma. This organization runs six community clinics which include screenings, emergency services, outpatient care, care for psychological difficulties after a hospital stay, psycho-social rehabilitation and provide other types of mental health care. The Organization is also one of the largest providers in the state of Oklahoma.
In addition to many state agencies, there are numerous federal agencies that can help direct you to people and organizations for a broad range of health problems. Many community and religious organizations are also dedicated to help people with a broad range of difficulties. Alcoholics Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, and Narcotics Anonymous are dedicated to helping people with alcohol, drugs, and other types of addictions.
If you need help selecting an in-patient facility, you should ask your doctor for help, because there are many rehab centers to choose from.
At Cunningham & Mears, we are dedicated to helping injury victims in every way possible. Our Oklahoma City lawyers are caring advocates, and we support local and state charities and initiatives designed to strengthen our community. To speak with one of our lawyers, call 405.212.9234 or complete our contact form.
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Ryan Y. Cunningham is a founding partner of Cunningham & Mears. Mr. Cunningham devotes his practice to protecting the rights of injured Oklahoma residents. In addition to assisting injured clients, Mr. Cunningham endeavors to improve personal injury representation by speaking on issues related to personal injury law to attorneys in continuing legal education courses and to law students. Learn More