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May is Mental Health Awareness Month
about mental health issues and how Treatment Works and Recovery Happens. Get specific information on mental illnesses and the latest research from the National Institute of Mental Health
and Community-based programs improve the lives of young people experiencing mental health issues.
Wellness strategies promote resiliency, strengthen mental health, and prevent behavioral health disorder and lead to improved general health and a healthier society.
Get involved with your local wellness coalition, NAMI chapter or peer support group.
- Alaska Peer Support Consortium - Alaska's peer support organizations statewide
- NAMI-Juneau - Inside Passages Forum on May 28, 2013, an overview of mental health services in Juneau
- NAMI-Anchorage - Annual Meeting on May 23, 2013
- NAMI-Fairbanks - Thursday support groups for consumers and families
- Share a message of wellness. Campaigns include our Sound Minds in Sound Bodies Campaign, Mental Health America's Pathways to Wellness Campaign
Talking to children about traumatic events and loss
can be hard.
These resources can help you plan and have this important conversation.
If you or someone you know is in need of mental health services, treatment is available.
- Call 2-1-1 or visit www.Alaska211.org.
- Visit the online Mental Health Services Locator.
- Call the Alaska Mental Health Board at 1-888-464-8920.
- Call the 24/7 Treatment Referral Line at 1-800-662-4357 (provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
- Call the Alaska Peer Support Consortium at 907-258-2772 for information about peer support services in your community.
- Alaska’s Careline provides confidential 24/7 crisis support and intervention.
at the Alaska Bar Association Convention sponsored by the Law & Community Health Forum and The Trust. Limited attendees-REGISTER EARLY!
Alaskans can manage their emotional and mental fitness just like they can their physical health.
Learn about positive ways to improve and maintain your mental and emotional health from the Boards' Sound Minds in Sound Bodies campaign. Attend a training on how to identify signs of depression, how to reach out for support, and how to connect people to help.
Share how you are promoting personal and community mental wellness on our facebook page!
The Americans with Disabilities Act and Mental Health: Learn More, Be Empowered
Information and support for families of children and youth experiencing mood disorders: fact sheets, educational webinars, tools specifically for teens, support groups and more are all available.
2gether Forum from SAMHSA
An online community for friends of people living with mental health problems. Share your stories, find support, help others support their own friends in the recovery process