April is the Month of the Military Child. The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Alaska Behavioral Health will host a Mindfulness for Teens webinar as part of Cohen Veterans Network national celebration of the Month of the Military Child! The Original You - Thriving Not Surviving: A Mindfulness Webinar for Teens April 13 @

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Check out these upcoming presentations at the new POWER Center at 2601 Arctic Blvd! Peer presentations are developed by our peer outreach workers on topics requested by the youth we serve.  Presentations are also a chance to learn more about the POWER Center and resources available for youth. Free and open to all young people ages

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mental health awareness month art show
May is National Mental Health Month To celebrate, Alaska Behavioral Health, NAMI Anchorage and Out North are teaming up to host an art show! Why art? We value the power that comes with sharing one's lived experiences and the connections that can be made in doing so. We also recognize that sharing a experiences doesn't always require words. This

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Spring Education Series
Alaska Behavioral Health Spring Education Series March 17 @ 12:00: Sleep Wellness Presenter: Pamela Kennedy Register here! Sleep hygiene is an important part of your overall health and wellbeing.  Studies show significant lack of sleep impairs your ability to manage even small daily stressors.  All areas of life can be impacted by poor sleep

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[popup_anything id="5479"] 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,

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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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We're taking Yoga in the Greenhouse outside to our gardens at Steller Secondary School! Enjoy well-spaced yoga outdoors with Kayli Gronski, buy locally-grown fresh greens and herbs from Alaska Seeds of Change, and see what Seeds and students from Steller have been growing in their outdoor gardens -- all while supporting programs that help youth

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Learn what it takes to be a Peer Support Specialist here in Alaska. Have you experienced and recovered from trauma, addiction, or mental illness; yourself, your partner, your child, or a member of your immediate family? Use those lived experiences to help others!  Peer support is a growing field within mental health.  Training

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Registration for the 8th Annual Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Conference is now open! Each year, the Alaska Advanced Trauma Training Institute features local Alaskan and national experts who share about the latest research and advances in the neurobiology of traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems, and clinical interventions for complex

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