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Evidence shows that group therapy and skill development is effective at helping people experiencing a wide-range of mental health conditions.  At Alaska Behavioral Health, we have multiple options for virtual groups and outdoor, in-person groups available during the Coronovirus pandemic to help those with on-going or emerging mental health

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Self-care for Parents and Caregivers Thursday, April 16, 1 to 2 pm Presented By Mara Hill, MS, LPC and Meghan Magone, MA, LPC Registration Spoiler alert: Self-care isn’t all yoga and bubble baths. Sometimes it’s taking a deep breath, counting to three, and telling yourself that after this is over you’re going to dip into your secret

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New Adult Group: Distress Tolerance Thursdays, 11 am - 12 noon, beginning April 9 This tele-health group will teach skills to help quickly regulate strong emotional reactions, such as anxiety and anger. The group will also teach mindfulness activities. The group will follow the DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) model.  Open to

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Feeling overwhelmed?  Most everyone is.  We are here to help.  Our family therapy/parenting team is launching new telehealth services for parents who are stressed out and families who need support.  Available services include: Therapy for parents, children and adolescents A series of telehealth therapy groups dealing with:

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Last week, Anchorage and Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS/FCMHS) shifted most services to telehealth, using secure, encrypted Zoom video conferencing when possible. Telephone appointments are also being used. All needed forms for new and existing clients can be filled out and submitted securely through our website on a

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Using Zoom for Teletherapy
We are now able to offer many of our services remotely. A picture is worth a thousand words, so when possible, we use Zoom to connect with video. We use an encrypted version of Zoom that is compliant with healthcare privacy laws. Sessions are never recorded without a specific signed consent from the client and/or their caregivers, and any recorded

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ACMHS Coronavirus Update 3/18/20 As behavioral health care providers, Anchorage and Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services are committed to continuing to serve our clients and communities during the Coronavirus pandemic. Clinics Are Open Our clinics remain open for scheduled appointments, and we do have appointments available for those

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ACMHS/FCMHS is a healthcare provider, and our clients need our services now more than ever.  We remain open for scheduled and walk-in appointments at all of our clinics. We have implemented extra cleaning procedures, and have hand sanitizer and hand-washing sinks available. We ask any clients experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath or

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On February 21, the Dean of the UAA College of the Arts & Sciences recommended elimination of the MS in Clinical Psychology program at UAA. We at ACMHS are VERY alarmed by this possible program elimination. Graduates with this degree do the most work directly with clients in the behavioral health field in Alaska. There will be a public

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ACMHS was pleased to be awarded one of 17 grants in Alaska to enhance services for children and families who have been victims or witnesses of physical abuse, sexual abuse and other violent crimes. The federal funding comes through Alaska's Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. With this funding, ACMHS intends to increase the use of the

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