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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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Alaska Scorecard
Key Issues Impacting Alaska Mental Health Trust Beneficiaries

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2015 Legislative Teleconference Series
Fridays at noon starting January 23, 2015
Call 907-465-8920 for locations, information



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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.

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Avoiding Holiday Stress, Depression


Holidays can be stressful and for some of us they can be a time of sadness or depression. You can manage stress and minimize the holiday blues by planning ahead and taking care of yourself.
  • It's Okay to Be Sad. If someone close to your has died recently, or died around the holidays, acknowledge your grief. Don't pretend or force yourself to be happy.
  • Ask for Help. Whether it's help managing holiday expectations and obligations, or comfort when you feel sad or low - reach out to somone you trust. 
  • Learn to Say No. None of us can do everything for everyone, and holiday expectations can result in disappointment and regret. It's okay to decline an invitation - your friends and family will understand.
  • Get more tips for a healthy holiday season.