Alaska Suicide-Related Resources
Alaska Community Mental Health Centers
The Alaska Mental Health Board
The Governor's Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Alaska Injury Prevention
The Alaska Injury Prevention Center (AIPC) is a non-profit corporation
with a mission to prevent injuries to the people of Alaska. The Center's
Executive Director, Ron Perkins, has been working with an ad hoc committee
for the past two years to identify risk factors for Alaskan youth. The
site has space for committee findings and other links to help educate
Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web
The Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web's is an Internet resource
for mental health consumers, particularly ways to recover. Includes
Anchorage Emergency Service Pathways, a summary of information on accessing
emergency mental health care when someone is feeling suicidal.
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is known as "The Trust."
Both words are capitalized to indicate that this name represents the
only organization of its kind in Alaska dedicated to assisting those
who experience mental illness; mental retardation or similar disabilities;
chronic alcoholism with psychosis; or Alzheimer's disease or related
dementia. The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority administers the Mental
Health Trust established in perpetuity. The Trust also provides leadership
in advocacy, planning, implementing and funding of a comprehensive integrated
mental health program to improve the lives and circumstances of its
beneficiaries. Web site includes detailed information about The Trust,
its publications, and its links.
Toll-free in Alaska 1-877-266-4357 (HELP)
Fairbanks 452-4357 (HELP)
Alaska's statewide hotline is staffed by Alaskans for Alaskans from
6 to 11 p.m. weekdays, and overnights on Friday and Saturday. During other hours, calls are automatically referred to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255.
Offers immediate help, 24-hours per day, 365 days per year.
Provides crisis intervention.
Interacts with callers in a respectful and empowering manner.
Listens in a non-judgmental way.
Provides suicide prevention to those who are considering suicide.
Maintains caller anonymity.
Provides information to those who are concerned about someone else.
Mental Health Association
Advocates on behalf of the mentally ill and emotionally disturbed. Prevention
of mental illness, the promotion of good mental health and the continuous
improvement in the care and treatment of the mentally ill are integral
parts of the Association's mission. Provides state and nation wide Information
and Referral. Provides weekly therapy groups for persons experiencing
depressive illnesses; educational presentations on mental health related
issues; depression and panic disorder screenings; and free, confidential