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J. Kate Burkhart
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

Upcoming Meetings

Charting a Course to Recovery and Reform
When: October 10-11, 2016
Where: Anchorage, Alaska

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Julie Niederhauser for more information.

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The Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will be holding a meeting on December 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. All participants can join the meeting by calling 1-800-315-6338 code 58920# or by attending in person at the Alaska Office Building, Room 416, Main Street in Juneau or the Frontier Office Building, Room 880, 3601 C Street in Anchorage.

Public comment will be taken from 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Depending on the number of people seeking to offer public comment, the time allotted may be limited to 2 minutes per person.

If you need additional information please contact Clarena Hieber
at 465-8920.


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.

Charting the Course to Recovery and Reform: 
Alaskans Navigating Behavioral Health Opportunities and Adversity
October 10-11, 2016 at The Egan Center, Anchorage

The Alaska Mental Health Board is joining with the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse to host a conference on behavioral health – open and free to anyone who wants to attend. This is not the usual board meeting. It’s an opportunity for you to learn from and share information with peers and colleagues, to inform and influence policymakers and community leaders as we chart a new course for behavioral health services in Alaska.  There will be presentations and discussion about Medicaid reform, peer support, veterans services, opioid prevention, community prevention, and much more.  Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with board members and other policymakers on these issues. 

AGENDA​  For more information, call Pat Sidmore at 465-8920.


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: