Healthy Minds Executive Director Zack Stoycoff was joined by Tulsa-area behavioral healthcare system leaders to deliver a briefing to the Tulsa City Council.
Addressing councilors at a committee meeting on Oct. 19, Stoycoff noted opportunities for the Tulsa system to enhance its response to people facing mental health crises, address rising rates of methamphetamine overdose, and provide much-needed services and resources to children and youth.
“The long-term solution for our community is an appropriate continuum (of services) so we can address these issues before they become a crisis,” Stoycoff told the council.
Local leaders also in attendance at the meeting included:
- Dr. Jason Beaman, chair of psychiatry, Oklahoma State University
- Dr. Crystal Hernandez, executive director of the Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
- Krista Lewis chief program officer, adult mental health, medical and crisis services, Family & Children’s Services
- Jim Serratt, CEO, Parkside Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic
- Dr. Bryan Blankenship, executive director, Counseling & Recovery Services
- Kristi Baker, vice president of women’s and children’s services, Saint Francis Health System
- Josh Cantwell, chief operating officer, GRAND Mental Health
- Kimberly Hill-Crowell, chief clinical officer, GRAND Addiction Recovery Center
Healthy Minds’ presentation, embedded below, begins at 01:03:00.