Latest News & Events
Changing Our Name to Reflect Our Growth
For decades, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services has served the mental health needs of Alaskans. In 2013, we extended operations to Fairbanks with Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services. Over the years, we have created specialized programs, and continued to evolve our treatments to help our clients on their personal journey to wellness and recovery. Our […]
AKBH Community Update November & December 2020
In our November/December 2020 Update, learn how we are expanding services in Anchorage and Fairbanks to reach our most vulnerable community members, meet our new child psychiatrist, and celebrate AKBH clinicians in print! Click here to read the newsletter!
February 10: New Growth Fundraiser for Alaska Seeds of Change & the POWER Center
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 […]
POWER Center December Events!
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 […]
Meet & Greet with Dr. Wengel
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 […]
Expanding Fairbanks Services
November 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Cochran: 907-440-8047, firstname.lastname@example.org Expanding Services in Fairbanks Alaska Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the expansion of services being offered to area residents through our two Fairbanks clinics, including longer hours, peer support for adult clients, the addition of child psychiatry, and new outreach services to homeless […]
New Resource for Military Families: Understanding Child Traumatic Stress & Resilience
Military families are used to adapting to new situations with strength and resilience. But military children may face mental health challenges due to the unique stressors of military life. AKBH clinician Sicely Kluge and former AKBH clinician April McElhenny are members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Military and Veteran Families Program Workgroup. […]
AKBH Community Update – October 2020
In our October 2020 update, meet our staff through a new video series, find our about new opportunities for youth at Alaska Seeds of Change, and check out the Steve A. Cohen Military Family Clinic workshops coming up!
Mental Illness Awareness Week Events
Mental Illness Awareness Week October 4-10, 2020 Mental Illness Awareness Week is designated each year raise awareness of the prevalence of mental illness, educate the public, fight stigma and provide support for those living with mental illness. This year, Alaska Behavioral Health is partnering to hold the following events: Monday, October 5 @4:30: Free Zoom […]
AKBH Community Update – September 2020
In our September 2020 update, meet the Alaskan raising money for Alaska Seeds of Change by hiking, learn about our new Assertive Community Treatment Team, and hear our how community support is helping us support our staff through the pandemic school closures.
Alaska Seeds of Change Recruiting Apprentices!
Alaska Seeds of Change is offering apprenticeship opportunities for youth ages 16-24. You will have access to job skills development, resume assistance, support to finish school, and mental health care as needed.