Be it thoughts of suicide or grieving, problems with active addiction(s), depression or other mental health issues, HeartLine is the answer for Oklahomans in need.
"Suicide has personally affected my life and my family," said Sam Karchmer of Oklahoma City. "My uncle took his own life and I know several other people affected by suicide." This 13-year-old young man shared his experience and hope with hundreds of guests who attended the Festival of Hope last weekend. "Through my friends and family, more than $12,000 was donated to HeartLine on my behalf."
HeartLine's call center is available to connect people with resources all day, every day, having access to more than 5,000 statewide community services.
"We are honored to be Ambassadors for HeartLine," said Tom Price, Vice President of Corporate Development at Chesapeake Energy. "I am so excited to live in a community whose culture is so closely associated with giving to others and the community." Price and his wife Lisa were honorees at the 2010 Festival of Hope. Chesapeake Energy helped to underwrite most of the cost of this event.
Whether it's a personal disaster, a friend or loved one, HeartLine is there to help. For help and hope, call HeartLine at 211 for non-emergent health and human service info, the suicide prevention line 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE, the care-line at (405) 848-2273 (CARE) or 1-800-522-4700 for the problem gambling helpline.
To volunteer, donate or for questions about the organization call (405) 840-9693 or visit www.heartlineoklahoma.org.