Staying Positive And Optimistic in Idabel Oklahoma

Idabel is a city in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 7,158 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of McCurtain County. The town is located in the tourist area Kiamichi Country.

Idabel was established in 1902. The city was first named Purnell, after Isaac Purnell, a railroad official. When postal officials rejected that designation, the name was changed to Mitchell, honoring another railroad company officer. That name was also rejected because another town of that name existed elsewhere in the territory. Railroad officials then chose the name Idabel, a compound of the names of Isaac Purnell’s two daughters, Ida and Bell. In 1980, Idabel was the subject of a race riot when a large group of blacks became upset at the handling of the murder of Henry Lee Johnson, a 15 year old black male.

What are the best strategies and activities for staying positive and optimistic in Idabel Oklahoma? We would love to know.

Stress management can best be undertaken at a local level and this is why we are inviting residents of Idabel to tell us what activities or strategies they engage in for staying positive and optimistic.

The activities can include sport, games, social events, community organised occasions. Perhaps you can recommend local organisations that provide excellent facilities or services that assist in stress reduction.

Please also free to recommend local doctors, psychologists or counsellors who offer excellent local services that assist with stress management.

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