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In Northeast Oklahoma, there are nearly 6,000 “mental health machine” iPads in circulation. With just the press of a button, first responders, hospitals, and people in crisis can immediately connect face-to-face with the Grand Lake Mental Health Center crisis line. The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, which serves adults, children,

Nationwide, kids in psychiatric crisis often bounce in and out of hospitalization. “Many times, it’s not the appropriate course of treatment because hospitals are intended for acute, not long-term, stabilization,” says Andrea Rifkind, LCSW-C, program director and therapist at Sheppard Pratt Health System’s Care and Connection for Families in Montgomery

It was a Monday night when a devastating tornado—an EF5 on the Fujita Tornado Scale—tore through Oklahoma on May 3, 1999. Four-year-old Cara was among the 44 people who died. To process her despair, Cara’s mother, Anitra Warrior, sought out therapy. “I was struggling immensely,” she says. Therapy, though, wasn’t