Oklahoma businesses have the high potential to boost employee wellness to protect from the harms of substance use or mental health problems. As gatekeepers in the community, certain Oklahoma businesses such as alcohol retailers, can help guard against harmful consequences by practicing prevention while at work. The ODMHSAS will build upon its prevention investment in the business/employer sector with increased efforts to educate employees, connect them to needed services, and adopt preventive business practice
Are You OK? is a two-part e-learning intended for adults who serve as organizational owners, managers, supervisors, human resources staff, and others to learn how to prevent and respond to suicide in the workplace.
In accordance with Oklahoma law, the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) commission aids ODMHSAS in enforcing the Synar provisions. The goal of Synar is to reduce and maintain Oklahoma's number of successful illegal tobacco purchases by minors to less than 20% of attempted buys.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 12-hour course that teaches people how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis situation and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder. The aid provided is not a substitute for professional help, but may help in stabilizing the person until appropriate professional or other assistance (including peer and family support) can be engaged.
Responsible Beverage Service and Sales - Responsible Beverage Sales and Service Training (RBSS) is a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission (ABLE). The training program provides owners, managers, and servers of establishments that serve/sell alcohol with the knowledge and skills to help them serve/sell alcohol responsibly and fulfill the legal requirements of alcohol service. The class is free of charge and provides valuable Oklahoma specific alcohol merchant education.