New Drop-In Center Helping Tulsans With Mental Illness

Friday, April 8th 2011, 9:13 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- There is new help for Oklahomans dealing with mental illness.

The Denver House celebrated its grand opening Friday in West Tulsa. It's the first center of its kind in Oklahoma, run by people who've experienced mental illness helping people with a mental illness.

Since it opened it November 2010, the Denver House said its helped more than 400 people.

"We do arts and crafts, social groups, budgeting, life-skills management; I mean anything that is needed." Max Parker said.

The Denver House says it goes beyond the traditional therapy and medications.

"Not discouraging people from getting those services, but just something different," Parker said.

Anyone over 18 can drop by, sign in and start taking part in the programs.

The best part is that it's completely free. The Denver House is funded by a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The Denver House is located at 252 West 17th Place in Tulsa.