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Certified Community Behavioral Health Center Opening in Wasilla   Alaska Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the opening of a new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) to serve the Mat-Su community. The clinic at 351 West Parks Highway is slated to open April 1. It will provide comprehensive outpatient behavioral health

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Kendra's Story 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. Why

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Back to School Alaska's children are heading back to school this month and getting back into regular routines. For many, that also means an increase in stress and anxiety. Parents and teachers may notice behavioral issues or symptoms of depression and other mental health struggles that flew under the radar during the

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Movie Fundraiser for Alaska Seeds of Change! Alaska Seeds of Change and the Bear Tooth are teaming up for a showing of the movie Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope on September 15th at 5:30! Who: You and Your Friends & Family What: Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope When: September 15,

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Join us on August 25th to tour our Fairbanks Child & Family Clinic! The clinic opened at 926 Aspen Street just before the COVID-19 pandemic. It has already been remodeled to add additional clinical space. We are excited to finally invite the community in to see the space and learn more about our clinic, community, and school-based services

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The POWER Center is now open at 2601 Arctic Boulevard! Our newly expanded POWER Center youth drop-in and outreach program has more space for cooking, games, activities, and services. The Center now offers: Free laundryFree on-site showersA large kitchen to prepare warm meals (periodic cooking lessons offered as well)Computers to access the

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Below are some links to papers released by the National Child Trauma Institute regarding mass shooting events.  Included are tips on how to talk to children about trauma and resources for parents. Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting Talking to Children about the Shooting Psychological Impact of the Recent

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Block ParTAY: June 9, 4- 7 pm Celebrate Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate programs that serve transition age youth and their mental health needs! We're especially thankful for the partnership with Spirit of Youth in planning and hosting this event! Thank you, event

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 Staying calm in tough situations Deanna H. is really good at staying calm in challenging situations. It’s a skill she uses a lot in her role as a peer support specialist with our Intensive Case Management [ICM] team in Anchorage. She draws on her own experiences dealing with mental health and substance use, and thinks to herself,

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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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