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J. Kate Burkhart
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)
Alaska ScorecardKey Issues Impacting Alaska Mental Health Trust Beneficiaries
AMBA/ABADA Winter BoardMeeting
When: March 2-4Where: St. Ann's Parish Hall, 430 5th Street, Juneau Public comment: March 2 from 5-7 p.m.Teleconference number:1-800-315-6338, code 58920.AGENDA
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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.
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:
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
The U.S. Department of Justice ADA Resources – comprehensive information for individuals experiencing disabilities, employers, policymakers, and moreVeterans with Service-Connected Disabilities in the Workplace and the ADA – information from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (March, 2011)Alaska State ADA Coordinator, Department of Labor and Workforce Development
The Balanced Mind Foundation
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.
Need help with prescription and drug coverage? The Partnership for Prescription Assistance Program can help.
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