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  • OSU coach Mike Gundy takes the field before the college football game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Iowa State (ISU) at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
    Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy reforms mental approach to rebound from personal lows of 2014 season Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy reforms mental approach to rebound from personal lows of 2014 season

    Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy reforms mental approach to rebound from personal lows of 2014 season

Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy reforms mental approach to rebound from personal lows of 2014 season

Article by Kyle Fredrickson | The Oklahoman | Published: November 20, 2015 STILLWATER — Mike Gundy cracked jokes but wouldn’t crack a smile. He pursed lips as reporters’ laughter faded to awkward silence. His head tilted forward. Glossy eyes stared intently. White knuckles gripped the podium. In a series of tense press conferences during Oklahoma State’s five-game skid last season, Gundy’s words were closely dissected. The weekly 30-minute window to publicly address questions surrounding his team had plenty wondering if something was wrong with the 10th-year head coach. Turns out, the concern was legitimate. “I was uncomfortable every day and […]

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  • A photo captured from inside an office building alongside the finish line of the Boston Marathon shows the seconds immediately after one of the twin bombs exploded Monday. (PHOTO BY BENJAMIN THORNDIKE/BENJAMIN THORNDIKE)
    Survivors of Oklahoma City Bombing Offer Hope for Boston Marathon Victims Survivors of Oklahoma City Bombing Offer Hope for Boston Marathon Victims

    Survivors of Oklahoma City Bombing Offer Hope for Boston Marathon Victims

Survivors of Oklahoma City Bombing Offer Hope for Boston Marathon Victims

Article by Joanna Molloy | New York Daily News | Published: April 17, 2013 As Boston reels from the most devastating terror attack on U.S. soil since 9-11, survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing can’t help but think back to what happened in 1995 — not that they need any reminders. The anniversary of the tragedy in Oklahoma City is Friday, and with the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday happening so close to April 19, many were left to wonder if the timing was actually mere coincidence. Amid the flood of memories that rushed back, Oklahoma City survivors like Sheila […]

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    Director’s Dialogue: Oklahoma County Medical Society Director’s Dialogue: Oklahoma County Medical Society

    Director’s Dialogue: Oklahoma County Medical Society

Director’s Dialogue: Oklahoma County Medical Society

Article by Jana Timberlake | Bulletin: Oklahoma County Medial Society | Published: March, 2013 “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey Wednesdays With Murali Many of you remember the popular 1997 non-fiction novel, Tuesdays with Morrie written by Mitch Albom. In the book, Mitch recounts his “second chance” of reconnecting with Morrie Schwartz, a college professor from 20 years ago. Discovering Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life, the author received the gift of valuable lessons about how to live. In 2008, I walked the halls of the […]

By |April 15th, 2013|In the News|Comments Off on Director’s Dialogue: Oklahoma County Medical Society
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    James. L. Hall Center for Mind, Body and Spirit Welcomes New Director James. L. Hall Center for Mind, Body and Spirit Welcomes New Director

    James. L. Hall Center for Mind, Body and Spirit Welcomes New Director

James. L. Hall Center for Mind, Body and Spirit Welcomes New Director

Pictured from left, Mark Mellow, MD, Molly Ross, M.A., LPC, R. Murali Krishna, MD and Avilla T. Williams, president INTEGRIS Edmond. Molly Ross, M.A., LPC, is the new executive director of the James. L. Hall Center for Mind, Body and Spirit, a respected and unique Oklahoma institution dedicated to helping our community become more aware of the healing power of the mind, body and spirit connection. Molly’s enthusiasm, energy, creativity and her genuine compassion will make her a sure success in her new endeavor. Congratulations and best of luck, Molly!

By |April 14th, 2013|In the News|Comments Off on James. L. Hall Center for Mind, Body and Spirit Welcomes New Director

The Pursuit of Happiness: Characteristics of Happy People

Article by R. Murali Krishna, MD | PsychCentral | Published: April 5, 2013 Into every life a little rain must fall. Does your rain come from a stray cloud on an otherwise sunny day, or is it from a gray, overcast sky that never goes away? Personal forecasts of sunny days and sunny moods contribute positively to a person’s health. It is no surprise that a contented mind and cheerful spirit improve physiological functioning. We know the opposites — stress, depression and anxiety — can cause physical illnesses. Stress and depression both can lead to heart disease and heart attacks. […]

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    ‘Whole’ Living ‘Whole’ Living

    ‘Whole’ Living

‘Whole’ Living

Article by Marisa Mohi | Oklahoma Gazette | Published: March 20th, 2013 In a new book, Dr. Murali Krishna seeks to de-stigmatize mental health issues while empowering self for healthier Dr. R. Murali Krishna is the president of the Oklahoma State Board of Health, Integris Mental Health and the James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit. He’s founding president of the Health Alliance for the Uninsured and creator of The Art of Happy Living podcast. Now he can add “book author” to his list of titles. It might be one reason his office bookshelves, while filled with […]

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Dr. Krishna Appears on Flash Point

Video by Flash Point | News Channel 4, KFOR-TV | Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013 Special guest R. Murali Krishna, M.D., head of the Oklahoma Department of Public Health, appears to discuss tobacco legislation and his new book, “Vibrant – To Heal and Be Whole.” (An interview with Kevin Ogle, Kirk Humphreys and Mike Turpen on News Channel 4, KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City, OK)

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    The Path to Your Personal Best The Path to Your Personal Best

    The Path to Your Personal Best

The Path to Your Personal Best

Article by Rush Tall Chief | Slice Magazine | Published: January, 2013 Nearly half of the country is about to embark on an annual New Year’s resolution to get healthy. Fitness facilities are preparing for January’s deluge of new members – people motivated to begin the new year by kicking some bad habits and shedding some excess weight. But why then are these resolutions to improve our health, arguably the most important commitments we can make to ourselves, often abandoned before Valentine’s Day? According to Dr. R. Murali Krishna, president and chief operating officer of Integris Mental Health in Oklahoma […]

By |January 31st, 2013|In the News|Comments Off on The Path to Your Personal Best
  • Ramona Ollerdisse, of Edmond, talks about her son Brandon with LaCinda Daugherty, the Wraparound project director at NorthCare. Ollerdisse's son Brandon is in a Wraparound program at NorthCare for teens and young adults. Photo by Paul B. Southerland
    Mental Health Care Access Continues to Be a Problem in the State Mental Health Care Access Continues to Be a Problem in the State

    Mental Health Care Access Continues to Be a Problem in the State

Mental Health Care Access Continues to Be a Problem in the State

Article by Vallery Brown | The Oklahoman | Published: December 23, 2012 The statistics are staggering. Nearly half of all Americans will develop a mental illness during their lifetime, according to data from the National Comorbidity Survey. More than a quarter of adults in the U.S. have a diagnosable mental health problem, but only about half seek treatment, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates about 22 percent of Oklahomans have some form of mental health issue. “There’s misunderstanding that it’s a weakness, that it’s sin or that we’re inadequate if we […]

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Dr. Krishna and Kelly Dyer Fry Talks to Parties Extra!

Video by Helen Ford Wallace | The Oklahoman | Published: January 28, 2013 Dr. R. Murali Krishna and Kelly Dyer Fry talk about the new book “Vibrant: To Heal and Be Whole.”