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Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA) is a full day course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or

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Trauma 101 training focuses on understanding how trauma impacts the body and the brain, how people adapt to trauma, and what we can do as providers, caregivers and community members to support recovery and resiliency. The Trauma 101 training is not a training on a specific type of intervention but is focused on how we can gain a better

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In recognition of our 50th anniversary this year, we invited former staff and clients to share stories of recovery and the role Alaska Behavioral Health has played in their lives. We are enormously grateful for Leah and her family's willingness to share their story. It perfectly demonstrates why we do the work we do, why we founded the Alaska

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Alaska Behavioral Health has begun implementing a new evidence-based treatment for working with children and families. MATCH – ADTC stands Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems.   What is MATCH?   MATCH is designed to be flexible to provide a wide range of tools and

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Join us in Wasilla for a documentary film screening and panel discussion! All The Lonely People places a human face on the hidden epidemic of chronic loneliness and social isolation. Built on hope, it shares the latest research and interventions for individuals and communitiesand leaves audiences feeling empowered and

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Block ParTAY: August 18, 2023 Celebrating community and youth engagement programs! Hosted by Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center Thank you to everyone who joined us for our second annual Block ParTAY on August 18th! We enjoyed sunshine, music by Witty Youngman, games, and food from House of Birria, Holly Dogs, and Beans Cafe!

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Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA) is a full day course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or

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Alaska Behavioral Health and the Bear Tooth Theatre Pub are pleased to present the Alaska premier of Here.Is.Better. - a documentary that follows four US military veterans as they go through treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Monday, July 24 Doors open at 5:00 pm, show at 5:30 pm Panel Discussion to Follow Tickets now on

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Block ParTAY: August 18, 2 -5:30 pm Celebrate community and youth engagement programs! Hosted by Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center Join us for our second annual Block ParTAY (TAY = transition age youth, get it?) at the Koot's parking lot on Spenard on Friday, August 18th, from 2:00 - 5:30 PM. This event is free and open to the

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What do we mean by "trauma"? SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) describes individual trauma as an event or circumstance resulting in physical harm, emotional harm, and/or life-threatening harm. The event or circumstance can have lasting adverse effects on the individual's physical health, mental health, and

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