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Patrick Sidmore
Acting Executive Director 

Alaska Behavioral Health Resource Guide

If you, a family member or friend is hurting and considering suicide, PLEASE call Careline at
1-877-266-HELP (4357)

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Key Issues Impacting Alaska Mental Health Trust Beneficiaries

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December 15, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Quarterly Board Meeting
Anchorage
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NEW REFERENCE PORTAL!
Alaska's Division of Libraries has a new reference portal to find information and resources about mental health issues. Contact Librarian
Julie Niederhauser for more information.


Vitamin D is important for strong bones and may contribute to overall good health. Alaskans should select foods that are high in vitamin D, such as Alaska salmon, and should talk with their health care provider about vitamin D and the risks and benefits of supplementation.


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Important iconThe Statewide Suicide Prevention Council is soliciting public comment on the update of the Alaska State Suicide Prevention Plan: FY2012-2017. The updated plan is scheduled to be released in January 2018. To view the revised content of the plan, please see the attached document. Public comment can be submitted via email at eric.morrison@alaska.gov, by fax at (907) 465-4410, or by mail care of SSPC, 431 N. Franklin St. STE 204, Juneau, AK 99801. The public comment period will close at the end of business on December 30, 2017.

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health is a comprehensive review of the science of substance use, misuse, and disorders. This report, the first ever issued by the Surgeon General which speaks to the importance of the issues related to substance abuse. Previous reports of the Surgeon General, including those on tobacco (1964), AIDS (1987), and mental health (1999), have helped to create understanding and urgency to address critical public health challenges.




Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force
In response to Alaska’s heroin epidemic and communities’ call for action heard across the state, the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services are convening the Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force (AOPTF). This task force of Alaskan experts will work collaboratively with stakeholders and coalitions statewide.
Visit the AOPTF Website​ to learn more.


Childhood Trauma Costs All Alaskans

What we experience as children affects us for a lifetime. The effects of childhood trauma go far beyond one child or one family, and can pass from generation to generation. Part of reducing the impact of childhood trauma in Alaska is getting educated:


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