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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

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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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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

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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

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psychiatric services provider Dr. Mariam Garuba
Dr. Mariam Garuba provides psychiatric services in our Fairbanks Clinic. Learn more about how she approaches care. [su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/SMsAQdhZXPo" width="600" height="400" responsive="yes" autoplay="no" mute="no" title="Meet Dr. Mariam

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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

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WIOA Youth Apprenticeship Program *Biweekly Stipend | Personal & Professional Development Leadership Development | Resume & Job Skills Building Mental Health Services | & MORE* Description Alaska Seeds of Change (AKSoC) is recruiting out-of-school transition age youth (i.e. youth who are currently not enrolled in high school or a

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Op-Ed: It’s time to further invest in our state and our future; young Alaskans deserve better  Authored by: Joshua Arvidson, LCSW, Clinical Director, Child and Family Services, Alaska Behavioral Health Alaska needs to redirect its resources to improve home and community-based care in-state. It just makes sense that we need to provide care

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Some of our clinicians have noticed an increase in older clients reaching out for mental health services as they deal with anxiety and depression related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The pandemic has been tough on everyone. For seniors who are considered high-risk, it may mean they’ve been isolated from family, friends and normal social

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We're hiring! Our Child & Family team is hiring a clinicians to provide services at two elementary schools and 4 schools in Fairbanks. Supporting Kids in School This Clinician will provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy through the schools and at our clinic year-round. The clinician will work directly with a team of school

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