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Recovering from addiction Tierra D. thought she’d be in the position to be able to help others. She spent 11 years as an active drug user, often living on the streets or out of her car.  But after inpatient treatment and a lot of work, she now spends her days helping to support others who also struggle with co-occurring mental illness and

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In our July 2021 community update: Learn how we are striving for excellence through extensive staff training Heads up on an upcoming open house in Fairbanks The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic hosts mindfulness for teens with Legos Read the newsletter

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In our June 2021 community update: Celebrate our one year anniversary as Alaska Behavioral Health Meet intern Cole Talbot Learn about the partnership between Beans Café and the POWER Center. Plus, saying goodbye to long-time AKBH employee Ken Howell.  We will miss him immensely! Read the newsletter

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Cole Talbot is just about finished with his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.  Since January, he’s been completing his required internship hours with the Child & Family team at Alaska Behavioral Health. [caption id="attachment_5940" align="alignnone" width="300"] Cole Talbot, clinical

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Living with Auditory Hallucinations Hearing voices, or auditory hallucinations, are difficult to live with. What is Hearing Voices group? This is a group to support those who deal with auditory hallucinations. In this group, we will learn how to better cope with this issue and overcome the stigma around it. We will explore coping skills,

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The opinion piece by Alaska Behavioral Health Board Member Irene Gobeli was published in the Anchorage Daily News on May 21, 2021. Living Downtown I live in downtown Anchorage, and every morning for the past 10 years, I’ve walked my dog along E Street and the Park Strip. Almost every morning, I’ve also watched part of our homeless and

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The opinion piece by Alaska Behavioral Health Board Member Christopher Cox was published in the Anchorage Daily News on May 24, 2021. Addressing Homelessness through Mental Health Care Like many people, my views on homelessness have changed over the years. Growing up, seeing homeless people caused sadness and disbelief. Then as I became

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Support for Military Families This opinion piece by Alaska Behavioral Health Board Member Traci Gatewood was published in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner on May 1, 2021. Call of Duty Fear. Desperation. Disbelief. Despair. Duty? In 1991, I had a life-altering experience that would forever shape my thinking about service to country and mental

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This opinion piece by Alaska Behavioral Health Board Member Cathy Giessel was published in the Anchorage Daily News on May 1, 2021. Support Behavioral Health Care to Foster Resilience and Well-Being Alaskans love to fish! Already, trips to favorite fishing places are being planned, and dreams of big catches dreamed. So, imagine

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Grow With Us! The Cohen Clinic at Alaska Behavioral Health presents a free gardening and food giveaway event for the Alaska veteran and military community! When: Friday, May 21, 11 am to 1 pm Where: 1450 Muldoon Rd, #111 What: Transplant seedlings to take home and learn about gardening from the youth at Alaska Seeds of Change Food

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