“We absolutely do feel safer,” one plant manager said about having overdose prevention resources on hand.
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.
For Alaskans looking to get something to eat, it’s as easy as walking up and taking it.
“One of the most important things is to identify an eating disorder early before you get the complications,” said Dr. Rachel Lescher.
That's after the numbers jumped from eight suicides in 2019 and seven in 2020 to 17 in 2021 that are either confirmed or suspected suicides.
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.
Helen Lane says the space’s twin purpose fills a void in Anchorage, where many Native women don’t have access to elders’ knowledge about crafts and where many struggle with drug addiction and alcoholism.
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.
The pandemic brought on a level of loneliness that many of us haven’t encountered before. Even two years in, we’re just beginning to understand how our communities and relationships have been affected.
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.
Beginner weaving, beading and embroidery are just a few of the themed craft nights that have been hosted so far.
When you're in the middle of a mental health crisis you need help immediately but options are often limited and inappropriate. Organizations around Alaska are working to change that and connect people with the support they need.