Fairbanks client Kendra knew moving to Alaska from Missouri was going to be tough, but she didn’t know exactly how tough. She has struggled with severe depression for many years, layered with trauma she experienced in her teens and early twenties. So she’s always had to work hard to maintain her mental health.
Peer Support Specialist
Kevin H. was a member of Alaska Behavioral Health's very first peer support specialist training, and has worked at the company ever since, with a few different teams. He spends his days checking in with clients by phone, or helping them figure out transportation, housing and other life needs. He brings his personal
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
Recovering from addiction
Tierra D. never thought she’d be in the position to be able to help others. She spent 11 years as an active drug user, often living on the streets or out of her car. But after inpatient treatment and a lot of work, she now spends her days helping to support others who also struggle with co-occurring mental illness
New On-line Peer Support Group Forming
The All Alaskan Peers Support Group is open to anyone who identifies as a mental health consumer. It's a safe place to engage with individuals in similar situations to process life struggles and build relationships in a recovery community.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
On January 4, we began to transition the way we support adult clients needing significant support to live in community (vs hospital) settings. Our new Residential Treatment Services are provided under a Medicaid waiver program approved by the State of Alaska and the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare (CMS). These services focus on
Our fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020) Annual Report is now available!
The report is built around the theme of resilience - both for us as a company, and for our clients. Because 2020 certainly demanded a lot of that!
The report is available to read online here.
If you would like a hard copy, please e-mail
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 Brother Francis shelter. Then I learned he was the one who started this year’s giving tree, by spontaneously putting a new pair of gloves he’d received up on the tree one day. Spending an hour
When Walter P. started his summer job as a luggage handler for HAP-Yukon-Alaska(Holland America Princess), he wasn’t sure he’d like working with customers. It had been six years since he’d had a job. He was worried interacting with customers would make him anxious. But it turned out, he liked it – and he was good at it. His supervisors
A couple of months ago, we introduced you to Chip Ellis and his therapist, Stephen Washington. Everyone's path to wellness is different. We're proud of Chip for all the work he does to stay on his path, and grateful he is willing to share the story of his personal journey to