Savannah Kalman leads the state's effort to reduce the prevalence of suicide.

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.

Tabitha Kincannon was released from prison in March and has felt empowered by her trauma therapy at Just the Beginning, a nonprofit based in Tulsa.

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.