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

Current Group Therapy Options

07.31.2020

Evidence shows that group therapy and skill development is effective at helping people experiencing a wide-range of mental health conditions.  At Alaska Behavioral Health, we have multiple options for virtual groups and outdoor, in-person groups available during the Coronovirus pandemic to help those with on-going or emerging mental health needs.  If you think you might […]

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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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Learn about our programs

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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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We want services to be accessible to anyone who needs them.
Three weeks from today, join us to celebrate our transition age youth programs – Alaska Seeds of change and the POWER Center.  Our virtual event will include mini-workshops on hydroponics, food fermentation and even a youth led cooking demo. 

(We promise, itll take your mind off world events for an hour.)

Tickets at the link!

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Thank you, Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance, for bringing much-needed training to Alaska.Are you a therapist, psychologist, clergy, or other professional who is called upon for help by those who may be experiencing emotional dysregulation? Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) may help.

DBT is an evidence-based, practical mode of treatment that provides specific skills that clients can use when they are feeling overwhelmed and at risk for relying on coping strategies that may cause them more suffering in the long term, such as eating disorder behaviors, self harm, or suicidal ideation.

The Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance (AKEDA) is pleased to provide this training opportunity at a rate that is highly subsidized by grant funders. Participants will gain 12 CEUs while learning the necessary skills to be able to train clients in individual and group settings.

Special thanks to funders including the GCI Suicide Prevention Fund at the Alaska Community Foundation, the Alaska Mental Health Trust, Anchorage East Rotary, GCI Gives, and Coastal Wellness & Counseling. Additional thanks to partners Alaska Behavioral Health and Southcentral Foundation.

Sign up now. All classes will be live, remote led via zoom and include 1 hour per month for 4 months of instructor follow-up as attendees begin implementing these skills and ideas in their practice.

Questions? Contact jloudon.alaskaedalliance@gmail.com.

Registration available at: http://bit.ly/DBT_Conference

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Thank you, Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance, for bringing much-needed training to Alaska.


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