An Anguished Wait for Parents of Developmentally Disabled

Ten years is a long time to wait for available state help to improve the care of a developmentally disabled child or other relative. Some families despair, as captured in this moving “Oklahoma Watch Report” radio segment.

Confronting the Toll of Suicide

Savannah Kalman, Oklahoma’s suicide prevention manager, talks with Oklahoma Watch about why so many Oklahomans take their own lives.

For Many Women, Road to Prison Is Paved With Trauma

Data obtained by Oklahoma Watch shows that six out of 10 women in prison have mental illness, which is about twice the percentage of men. Women are five times as likely to be suffering from trauma disorders.