Proud Member of the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging

 Mental Health and Aging Coalition


Call the Friendship Line toll-free at (800) 971-0016

The Friendship Line, a phone counseling and outreach program, is open to adults 60 and over.  This   service is free of charge and is a 24-hour crisis and support line for seniors needing to talk for any reason.  The Friendship Line is a service of the National Institute on Aging, Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and provides compassionate counseling, assessment and crisis intervention. 

We know that mental health and addictive disorder prevention and treatment works for all ages, and to restrict services to older adults is not acceptable! We must advocate on their behalf.

Have You Become a Compulsive Gambler?                      Call the Gambling Hotline 1-800-522-4700

Need to Talk? Call Heartline at 1-800-273 TALK    -    HeartLine is a local resource for seniors needing support.  HeartLine has trained staff who can  address concerns and provide support and referral information for issues like economic stress, isolation, grief or thoughts of suicide:         

OMHAC Get The FACTS      What Are The Signs of Addiction

How Does Anxiety Feel  How Does Depression Feel   Gambling - How Much Is Too Much

What Are Suicide Rick Factors   Important Senior Issues

 OMHAC Letter To Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Council

SAMHSA Brochure "Should You Talk To Someone About a Drug Alcohol, or Mental Health Problem "

Older Americans Behavioral Health Issue Brief - Overview

Older Americans Behavioral Health Issue Brief - Partnerships

Older Americans Behavioral Health Issue Brief - Alcohol Misuse and Prevention

Older Americans Behavioral Health Issue Brief - Intervention

Older Americans Behavioral Health Issue Brief - Prescription Medication Misuse and Abuse


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A place for Oklahoma Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Aging Consumers to share their experiences.

If you are a mental health/substance abuse and aging consumer and would like to share your story concerning your journey through the mental health and substance abuse services system; about how treatment has or has not worked for you or about community living issues, please enter your information in 250 words or less below.  Please do not give your name, address, provider, or other information that would be considered a violation of privacy.  Your story will be reviewed by the Coalition Executive Committee for consideration for inclusion in a new soon to be added "CONSUMER STORY PAGE".


Welcome to the Oklahoma Mental Health and Aging Coalition Website. This site is dedicated to keeping our members and other interested parties informed on important issues facing  older Oklahomans who experience mental health and addictive disorders.  We are interested in hearing from you through our Feedback page any issues you wish to come before this coalition.  Thank you for visiting our site.

Click to View OMHAC Mission and Outcomes

An invitation for ADVOCACY

Are you interested in the wellbeing of Oklahoma’s senior population?

 Are you interested in behavioral health, mental health, addiction, substance abuse and gambling issues in Oklahoma?

 Any Oklahoman concerned about senior issues…

Any Oklahoman concerned about mental health, substance abuse and addiction issues…

           Should be involved with the Oklahoma Mental Health and Aging Coalition.


OMHAC goals: 

bulletTo improve the availability, accessibility, appropriateness, affordability and quality of behavioral health services for aging Oklahomans.
bulletTo increase awareness of senior mental health and substance abuses issues and promote wellness, prevention, treatment and recovery. 
bulletTo provide senior mental health education and advocacy.
bulletTo work for the integration of the aging network and behavioral health network.
bulletTo work for the integration of behavioral health and physical health care systems.


Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, 1:30-3:00PM at NorthCare - Visitor Parking is available with additional parking behind the building and in an adjacent lot facing North Meridian.  Upon entering, the reception desk will be to your left where you will need to sign in.  A NorthCare staff member will escort you to the meeting room.

4436 NW 50th Street
Oklahoma City, OK   73112




Contact:   Karen Orsi, OMHAC Director    (405) 858-2827

  Check:     OMHAC website at



Contact Information

Karen Orsi, Director

Oklahoma Mental Health and Aging Coalition
c/o Karen Orsi

4436 NW 50th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
(405) 858-2827

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