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Felisha Mendez

Felisha Mendez

Community Grant Manager

AWARE

Marisol Murillo

Licensed Mental Health Provider

Did You Know?

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83% of Americans say it’s easier to open up if someone else goes first.

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Oklahoma ranks 3rd in the nation for rates of any Mental Illness at 22.4%. 

Oklahoma is 2nd in the nation at 11.9%  for any Substance Abuse Disorders


About Project Aware

What is Project AWARE?

Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) is a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) funded initiative focused on the mental health of youth in schools. 

What is our purpose?

Project AWARE's purpose is to promote youth mental health awareness among schools and communities and improve connections to services for school-age youth through: 

  • Increased awareness of mental health issues among school-age youth.

  • Training educators and other youth-serving adults to detect and respond to mental health issues.

  • Connect children, youth, and families who may experience behavioral health issues with appropriate services.

Upcoming Events

Generation Why August 6th, 7th and 8th

Mental Health Art Expo Campaign running from August to October 10th

Light the Load Lawton Campaign 

Emergency Hotline Numbers

988

988 Info

The 988 Mental Health Lifeline operates 24/7 and offers services for mental health crisis. Operators are licensed and certified health crisis specialists who answer calls, connect to and dispatch local services and mobile crisis teams.

Senate Bill 1307 has been approved to provide the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number on student identification cards.School districts and charter schools are now required to print the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988 on student ID cards for 7th graders and up.

Mental Health Safety Planning

We have safety plans in the event of a fire, tornado, inclement weather so why not create a Mental Health Safety Plan?

 

A mental health safety plan can help families formulate coping strategies for situations that cause children and teens increased stress and anxiety, as well as identify potential red flags that signal a need to seek professional help.

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