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Making Mental Health Data Relatable and Actionable

Youth Suicide Data

Source: OK2SHARE

Suicide deaths are devastating for our communities, families, and friends that are touched by them. Suicide affects children as well as adults: Tulsa Public Schools receive almost one suicide note every day. In 2018, Tulsa placed 15th in the nation in suicides.

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Youth Suicide Data

  • Oklahoma: Suicide deaths are devastating for the communities, families, and friends that are touched by them. Suicide affects children as well as adults.

Adult Suicide Data

Source: OK2SHARE

Suicide deaths are devastating for our communities, families, and friends that are touched by them. Tulsa's suicide and drug overdose death rates from opioids and methamphetamine are 50% higher than the record-high murder rate.

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Adult Suicide Data

  • Oklahoma: Suicide deaths are devastating for our communities, families, and friends that are touched by them. Oklahoma ranks 46th in the nation in spending on mental health care. Disinvestment has created a care system that cannot meet the needs of Oklahomans with mental illnesses and addictions.

Unintentional Drug Deaths

Source: CDC WONDER

The rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths has unfortunately risen sharply across the nation. Tulsa’s suicide and drug-overdose death rates from opioids and methamphetamine are 50% higher than the record-high murder rate. To add to these staggering numbers, there is a serious shortage of substance abuse treatment services for children in the Tulsa region.

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Unintentional Drug Deaths

  • Oklahoma: The rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths has unfortunately risen sharply across the nation. Of the more than 700 unintentional overdose deaths in Oklahoma each year, six out of ten involve at least one prescription drug.

Poor Mental Health Days

Source: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Tulsans with mental illness die 27 years earlier than all Oklahomans.

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Poor Mental Health Days

  • Oklahoma: Poor mental health days reflect a broad estimate of mental health problems in the population as a whole.

Percentage of Population Served by State-funded Mental Health Services

Source: ODMHSAS

Mental health and physical health are intimately linked. Many people living with mental illness or addiction also experience physical health problems. Better integrating mental health and addiction treatment into the general health care system would help professionals identify symptoms of mental illness and addiction, treat patients holistically, and when needed, refer them to specialty care. The lack of mental health integration is compounded by a shortage of public inpatient psychiatric beds and partial hospitalization programs.

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Percentage of Population Served by State-funded Mental Health Services

  • Oklahoma: Behavioral health crisis services are a critical piece of the continuum of care. Every community needs them. However, in many, law enforcement agencies or emergency rooms end up managing behavioral health crises because there are few other options and they are not designed to handle these crises.

Percentage of Population Served by State-funded Substance Use Services

Source: ODMHSAS

Untreated mental illness costs Tulsa an estimated $387.8 million annually in direct and indirect costs, and another $5.2 million in criminal justice system costs.

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Percentage of Population Served by State-funded Substance Use Services

  • Oklahoma: Better integration of substance abuse services into the healthcare system can reduce the number of untreated individuals while also having a positive economic impact.

Percentage of Admissions for State-funded Substance Abuse Treatment for Methamphetamine

Source: ODMHSAS

There has been a steady increase in admissions to methamphetamine treatment in Oklahoma. The meth-related admissions rate in Oklahoma is higher than the national rate. Methamphetamine accounts for a significant percentage of the estimated prevalence of illicit substance use disorder in the Tulsa area.

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Percentage of Admissions for State-funded Substance Abuse Treatment for Methamphetamine

  • Oklahoma: Methamphetamine is the top drug of choice in Oklahoma. In response to the steady increase in the number of people entering treatment for methamphetamine, a plan is developing to both treat and prevent methamphetamine use.

Percentage of Admissions for State-funded Substance Abuse Treatment for Heroin

Source: ODMHSAS

The rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths in the city and county of Tulsa are substantially higher per 100,000 than elsewhere in Oklahoma, and the state rate is high compared with the rest of the nation. Heroin admissions increase nearly every year.

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Percentage of Admissions for State-funded Substance Abuse Treatment for Heroin

  • Oklahoma: Heroin use is on the rise across Oklahoma, as is the number of individuals seeking treatment for heroin use. In 2017, Oklahoma reported 57 heroin-related deaths, an increase of nearly 63% over 2016. Although the data is scary, the treatment for opioid use disorder has improved with options like medication-assisted treatment.

Rate of School Suspensions Related to Tobacco, Alcohol, or Drugs

Source: OK.GOV

Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for lifelong mental health. Young children are highly susceptible to toxic stressors in their relationships and environments, and the first signs of mental illness often appear in adolescence and young adulthood. Although rates of alcohol and drug use among Oklahoma teens are not higher than those in many other states, these behaviors may be responses to psychological distress brought on by trauma or chaotic school or home environments.

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Rate of School Suspensions Related to Tobacco, Alcohol, or Drugs

  • Oklahoma: Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for lifelong mental health. Although rates of alcohol and drug use among Oklahoma teens are not higher than those in many other states, these behaviors may be responses to psychological distress brought on by trauma or chaotic school or home environments. Further, students who repeatedly get in trouble at schools are likely to interact with the criminal justice system before they reach 18.