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Alaska Community Mental Health Centers

The Alaska Mental Health Board

The Governor's Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Alaska Injury Prevention Center
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 communities.

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.

Careline
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 in Alaska
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 consultation.