We're taking our annual event virtual! Don't worry, we'll bring the same youthful energy and unique flavor to our virtual event that our in-person events have had, even food if you want it. We'd love to see you pop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole event. You'll have a chance to learn new skills, met our staff, and ask questions. The

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Youth Drop-in and Outreach
We are super-excited to announce that the POWER Center  drop-in program for youth ages 13-23 will soon be moving to a new bigger location, right next door to its current location! The larger POWER Center will allow us to serve more youth, especially during the pandemic when capacity is restricted. After remodeling, we'll have expanded kitchen and

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Join us for a virtual Meet & Greet  with our new child psychiatrist Dr. Curt Wengel on Tuesday, January 12 at 8:00 am. Dr. Wengel is a board-certified psychiatrist who comes to AKBH from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. We'll talk about the services Dr. Wengel is able to provide for children, adolescents and

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November 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Cochran: 907-440-8047, jcochran@akbh.org Expanding Services in Fairbanks Alaska Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the expansion of services being offered to area residents through our two Fairbanks clinics, including longer hours, peer support for adult clients, the addition

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Mental Illness Awareness Week Banner
Mental Illness Awareness Week October 4-10, 2020 Mental Illness Awareness Week is designated each year raise awareness of the prevalence of mental illness, educate the public, fight stigma and provide support for those living with mental illness. This year, Alaska Behavioral Health is partnering to hold the following events: Monday, October

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psychiatric services provider Dr. Mariam Garuba
Dr. Mariam Garuba provides psychiatric services in our Fairbanks Clinic. Learn more about how she approaches care. [su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/SMsAQdhZXPo" width="600" height="400" responsive="yes" autoplay="no" mute="no" title="Meet Dr. Mariam

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WIOA Youth Apprenticeship Program *Biweekly Stipend | Personal & Professional Development Leadership Development | Resume & Job Skills Building Mental Health Services | & MORE* Description Alaska Seeds of Change (AKSoC) is recruiting out-of-school transition age youth (i.e. youth who are currently not enrolled in high school or a

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Op-Ed: It’s time to further invest in our state and our future; young Alaskans deserve better  Authored by: Joshua Arvidson, LCSW, Clinical Director, Child and Family Services, Alaska Behavioral Health Alaska needs to redirect its resources to improve home and community-based care in-state. It just makes sense that we need to provide care

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Some of our clinicians have noticed an increase in older clients reaching out for mental health services as they deal with anxiety and depression related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The pandemic has been tough on everyone. For seniors who are considered high-risk, it may mean they’ve been isolated from family, friends and normal social

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