James Gallanos MSW
Phone: (907) 465-8536
350 Main Street, Room 214
P.O. Box 110609
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0609
Feeling down or thinking
Please know that you can
feel better about yourself
and your life.
For free, confidential help 24/7, call the Alaska Careline:
or text 4help to 839863
3-11 p.m. Tues.-Sat.;
The Council writes Alaska's suicide prevention plan. See what steps you, your agency, and your community can take.
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.
SPRC - Weekly Spark September 9th, 2016
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 listserve.
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.
Many suicide prevention trainings are available for the public and providers.
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Additional information about suicide: