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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Wildlife Department is excited to partner with the 988 Oklahoma Mental Health Lifeline to remind our community about the importance of prioritizing mental health. As we celebrate mental wellness, we encourage you to take a step back from the daily struggles of life and enjoy the beautiful birds surrounding us.

Bird watching can be a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend time outdoors while improving your mental well-being. Observing birds in their natural habitat is a great way to disconnect from the stresses of life and focus on the present moment.

As part of our partnership with the 988 Oklahoma Mental Health Lifeline, we encourage you to visit for resources or call/text 988 for free, confidential and accessible mental health support. Follow @988Okla on social media for more information about upcoming events in May.

Check out our website for information on attracting birds to your backyard and where to go for bird watching in Oklahoma. Remember to take care of yourself, and don't hesitate to ask for help when needed.

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