Anne Hillman, special to Alaska Public Media
This year, Alaskans are deciding whether or not to hold another constitutional convention, but how do you decide if you want to change the constitution if you don’t understand the current one? On this week’s Talk of Alaska, ask questions of constitutional experts about Alaska’s constitution and the foundational laws of the state.
It's not enough to know who or what you want to vote for, you also need to know how and where to cast your ballot.
Ballot Measure 2 created the non-partisan pick one primary and the four-candidate ranked choice voting general election. It also included provisions related to campaign finance transparency. It required groups who are campaigning on behalf of or against candidates, but not ballot measures, to disclose if most of their funding came from a source outside of Alaska.
Join Alaska Public Media, the UAA Seawolf Debate and Commonwealth North for a debate about the ballot measure on Sept. 29.
Suicide has scarred families and communities across the state, but it is possible to heal. It’s also possible to talk about mental health in a way that prevents people from considering suicide in the first place.
Also, you can practice ranked choice voting in a mock election.
Breaking the silence around mental health concerns can be hard. On this a special presentation of Mental Health Mosaics, a production of Out North, Anchorage residents open up about their experiences.
At Alaska Public Media, we’re collaborating with other media organizations to make our elections coverage more voter-centered and voter-driven. This is how you can get involved.
The number of Alaskans with memory loss is set to nearly double by 2030. Resources to help are limited, but navigators help caregivers find them.
“One of the most important things is to identify an eating disorder early before you get the complications,” said Dr. Rachel Lescher.
https://youtu.be/bqE1Xk6h7e4 Caring for someone with memory loss can be exhausting both physically and emotionally. The number of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia in Alaska is set to almost double by 2030. Given the growing need,...
Karen Hobart said her main goal as a school counselor is to help kids graduate, and that means looking at a lot more than just their grades or the number of credits they’ve earned. She also connects them to resources like food, safe transportation, or different types of mental health care.
Through podcasting, music and story sharing, Ralph Sara is working to make people see that recovery from addiction is possible.
An Anchorage teenager made major shifts in his approach to life and is about to graduate high school. He never saw a therapist, never thought about mental health. But mental health is tied to all of it.
Self-harm is a coping mechanism and a call for help. It can also be extremely hard to talk about.
The Northern Hope Center is a free, member-driven drop-in center for adults with serious mental illnesses that gives people a social safety net free from judgment.
A new crisis team in Fairbanks is responding to mental health calls and freeing up other emergency resources
The city’s Mobile Crisis Team started two months ago and is bringing mental health services directly to people in crisis.
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