Strengthening Alaska communities and improving the lives of our clients through exceptional behavioral healthcare.

Staff Spotlight

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Meet Dr. Garuba

09.24.2020

Dr. Mariam Garuba provides psychiatric services in our Fairbanks Clinic. Learn more about how she approaches care.

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Program Spotlight

Child Parent Psychotherapy

02.15.2021

Our three early childhood clinicians in Anchorage recently completed a two year learning collaborative to increase their skills in Child Parent Psychotherapy. Congratulations to Geri Hernandez, Mara Hill and Patty Quinn! (pictured with Early Childhood Mental Health trainer and consultant Deb Harris on the left and AKBH manager Kristin Mortenson on the right.) What is […]

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Client Spotlight

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Medication, Therapy, Groups: One client’s path to wellness

03.09.2020
I’d heard about Jierum Duarte long before I met him. For a while, he and former board member Stephanie Rhoades were volunteering to cut hair at

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Child & Family Services

Child and Family Services Continuum provides a wide range of therapeutic services to children and adolescents with mild, moderate, and severe emotional disturbance, along with their families.

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Teen and Young Adult Services

ACMHS provides a wide range of services for young people ages 13-24 who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.

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Adult Services

ACMHS and FCMHS provide comprehensive outpatient treatment services for adults experiencing mild, moderate and severe mental illness.  ACMHS/FCMHS assesses all clients through an intake process, based on their needs and functionality. 

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Vocational Services

Recovery from severe mental illness is not only possible, but it is the goal for all participants in our youth and adult programs. While recovery looks different for everyone, gainful employment is a component of living in recovery.

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Some of our Residential clients and staff recently took a field trip to Anchorages Municipal greenhouse.  Clients enjoyed the warm space and tropical plants. It was also a great opportunity for clients to  practice mindfulness and reflect on how they felt in the space:

“Hearing the water and the birds really calmed me down.”
“The warm air felt felt good on my throat.”

Thank you Anchorage Parks and Recreation for this beautiful 
 space!
Three AKBH clinicians in our Little Tykes program recently completed a two year learning collaborative to increase their skills in Child Parent Psychotherapy. Congratulations to Geri, Mara and Patty! 

Our early childhood team has been working hard to expand their knowledge and skills in trauma-focused intervention, learning the components of CPP through training, reflective consultation/ supervision and direct practice.

Director of Early Childhood and Outpatient Services Kristin Mortenson says, The CPP learning collaborative and national rostering process is the most extensive I have been a part of. Each provider completes extensive fidelity worksheets for each phase of treatment, elaborate case presentation worksheets and regular supervisor fidelity forms.
 
Learn more about working with us: https://bit.ly/3dIyRPP 

(Staff pictured with Early Childhood Mental Health trainer and consultant Deb Harris on the left and AKBH manager Kristin Mortenson on the right.)

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Congratulations! 👍😁❤️

Congratulations Patty!!!

Thanks to Jessie Diggins for these wise words this morning! 

When we openly talk with people we trust about things we struggle with, we are better able to heal - and we open the door for others to reach out for help. 🙏🏼 

Jessie is raising awareness for #nationaleatingdisorderawarenessweek, but her message applies much more broadly - she reminds us what is possible when you are able to ask for and receive help with a supportive team at your side! ✨

I am the strong, healthy and happy person I am today not in spite of my past, but because of all the help I received. My hope for anyone currently struggling is that they know that they have resources, options, and hope for a much happier future ahead! Don’t be afraid to ask for that help, because you deserve it.

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If you are a clinician wanting to increase your understanding of eating disorders, check our our Free Lunch & Learn this Wednesday! alaskabehavioralhealth.org/lunchandlearn/



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