a tray of green seedlings
This fall we said goodbye to Chase*, in the best possible way. After completing his apprenticeship with Alaska Seeds of Change, Chase moved on to full-time employment in a commercial hydroponic farm in Anchorage.   Learning to Trust Himself In his nine months with Alaska Seeds of Change, Chase learned all the aspects of running a hydroponic farm

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Halloween at Dwelling Place Staff and clients at Dwelling Place recently celebrated Halloween in style! Dwelling Place is an Adult Mental Health Residential Treatment facility co-managed by Alaska Behavioral Health and Hallelujah Corporation.  Residential clients live on site with 24-hour supervision, and  daily groups and therapy to address

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A new way to start services in Fairbanks Our Fairbanks Adult team is piloting a new way of getting clients into services faster. After an initial intake appointment, most clients will start their treatment by joining a 12-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group. Why? Starting services with group allows us to serve more clients, more

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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

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a tray of green seedlings
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

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Feeling overwhelmed?  Most everyone is.  We are here to help.  Our family therapy/parenting team is launching new telehealth services for parents who are stressed out and families who need support.  Available services include: Therapy for parents, children and adolescents A series of telehealth therapy groups dealing with:

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Ramping Up Peer Support Services at ACMHS ACMHS started offering regular peer support groups for adult clients at our Ingra location at the beginning of the year. Now peer support groups are also being offered at the Folker building. Evidence-based support Peer support is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to increase

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For two weeks, a guy we’ll call “D” hung out at our Folker Building lobby. He was trying to get home to Hawaii, but his wallet and ID had been stolen from the shelter where he was staying. Our lobby became his safe place. Reception staff helped him look up information, figure out how to get a new ID,  and let him use the phone. He used our

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five co-workers
At a recent Tuesday morning meeting, the Transitions Team at ACMHS reviewed their client list – noting who’d they seen recently, who was in the hospital, or in jail.  One client had been released by Department of Corrections the day before. “I would really like us to see him within 48 hours,” team manager Cheryl Charic said. “I know

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Starting September 25, ACMHS will offer a new group for teens focusing on feeling identification, body modulation, competency, stress education and management, mind/body connection, mindfulness, and yoga. Group will meet Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:30, September 25 through November 20 (no group on October 23) in the U-Med district at our Folker

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