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James Gallanos MSW
Program Coordinator
Phone: (907) 465-8536
350 Main Street, Room 214
P.O. Box 110609
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0609
james.gallanos@alaska.gov

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Feeling down or thinking
of suicide?

Please know that you can
feel better about yourself
and your life.

For free, confidential help 24/7, call the Alaska Careline:

For free, confidential help 24/7, call the Alaska Careline,  877-266-4357.

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More Alaska prevention:

 

The Council writes Alaska's suicide prevention plan. See what steps you, your agency, and your community can take.

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Post an event on this statewide site, start a group page, share resources, join a discussion,
get involved.

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SCHOOL SUICIDE PREVENTION in Alaska



 

Alaska Suicide Prevention

Suicides, like motor vehicle deaths, are preventable. Collectively, we bring risk down through public policies and attitudes, infrastructure, and the timely intervention of professionals, friends, family and strangers.

The state suicide prevention program offers grants, resources and training for individuals and communities.

Community-Based Suicide Prevention Program

The program helps communities create projects to reduce self-destructive behaviors and conditions that lead to suicide, and to increase individual, family and community health.
The program offers grants (the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Prevention and Early Intervention Services grant), training and postvention resources (see below), as well as information through conferences and the Alaska Gatekeeper list serve.

Alaska Postvention Project

Postvention is responding to a suicide to minimize the risk of additional attempts, and to help communities heal. Postvention happens before and after a suicide. This is similar to preparedness planning and response for natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods.




Training

Many suicide prevention trainings are available for the public and providers.



In the news

2015 Teen Suicide Prevention Grants: The Alaska Community Foundation’s Teen Suicide Prevention Grant Program​ made these awards to enhance nonprofit community-based efforts to prevent teen suicide.

Zero Suicide in Behavioral Health Care
Zero Suicide is a public-private partnership promoting the goal of zero suicides among people receiving care, and offering tools to reach that goal. The organization holds that zero suicides among care recipients is an aspirational challenge that health systems should accept.



Resources

Additional information about suicide:


Materials

​The state suicide prevention program produces suicide prevention materials, and regularly works with nonprofit and community partners to distribute them and promote suicide prevention. ​Please click here for more information.



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