Mental Health

New Outpatient Mental Health Court Monitoring Law Is Being Rolled Out At Tulsa Meeting

A Tulsa Mental Health Court Judge and a state-contracted public health provider will be unveiling the details of a new Oklahoma statute which recently went into effect. Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is a minimalist approach to monitoring the mental health of individuals with a recurring adjudicated mental health condition.   It only applies to adults with a continual behavioral pattern which results in being b […]

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The Tulsa Frontier reports that Tulsa County avoided another embarrassing lawsuit over a sad tragedy. A young man of questionable mental health missed a court hearing. He was summarily hauled into the jail for failure to appear.  No mental health concern was ever followed up on. Then they found him hanging in his cell.   The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has historically spent next to nothing on training deten […]

Liberty on Tap - Tulsa: April Gathering on Mental Health & the Criminal Justice System

Does the cause of those suffering from mental illness who are also impacted by our criminal justice system have adequate public support? Please join us as we explore this topic with a discussion facilitated by David van Rissegham. David has served as President of and is currently on the board of directors of the Tulsa […]

Thursday, April 6th at 6pm

Chimi’s on Cherry Street

Private Dining Room

15th & Peoria


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A New Day At the Tulsa Jail

by David van Risseghem  Tulsa – I’ve been very busy the past few weeks. As well as being an activist and journalist, I am an advocate for a better public policy on mental illness. It is a huge issue with massive needs. But we measure success in baby steps. The Tulsa County Jail’s new mental health unit is one of those baby steps.   As a member of NAMI Tulsa, I reached out to Sheriff Regalado and his medical staff(Turnkey) about the matter and we offe […]