At age 5, Leah Hubler and her older brother developed a cold over Christmas break. Her brother got better. Leah didn’t.
Sherrill Scott will never forget an emotional conversation with an Edmond mom whose 15-year-old son had committed suicide.
Isolated. Overwhelmed. Confused. Parents of children with mental health conditions shoulder heavy emotions, maybe no more so than at the beginning of a child’s journey into treatment and recovery.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSA), Oklahoma has some of the highest rates for mental illness, ranking third in the country.