Oklahoma Watch is reporting a year-long series on mental-health issues in Oklahoma. The project is enabled by a grant from the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation and the Zarrow Families Foundation

Women in Oklahoma face often unique mental-health challenges.

At an Oklahoma Watch-Out forum in Tulsa May 21, three experts talked about issues ranging from incarcerated women and trauma to postpartum depression and both the cultural and biological factors of mental health.

The featured guests were Janet Cizek, Center for Therapeutic Interventions managing partner and CEO; Roxanne Hinther, Women in Recovery clinical director; and Dr. Nicole Washington, Family and Children’s Services psychiatrist.

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What Are Mental Health Risks for Women?
Dr. Nicole Washington

For Mentally Ill Women, Where to Get Help
Janet Cizek

Women in Recovery vs. Prisons
Roxanne Hinther

Role of Men in Women’s Mental Health
Roxanne Hinther, Janet Cizek

Postpartum Depression
Dr. Nicole Washington

In Prison, Are Women Overmedicated?
Dr. Nicole Washington, Roxanne Hinther, Janet Cizek

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