Children’s mental health research series: Intensive and crisis services

December 3, 2021

Already increasing before the pandemic, the number of children and youth struggling with poor mental health in Oklahoma has surged during the pandemic. This increased need has exposed gaps in Oklahoma’s mental health continuum of care, leading to higher emergency room utilization for children with suicidal thoughts and other mental health crises.

In this report, we examine the current state of Oklahoma’s array of crisis services for children and youth and discuss the services needed to ensure Oklahoma children and youth have access to the services they need, when and where they need them.

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