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This data center contains information on the mental health and substance use of Alaskans. Under those topics listed below you can find links to more Alaska specific data on each of the topics, as prepared by the Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. There are also links to data sources for further information.

Serious Mental Illness Suicide
​​Depression ​​Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

​Alcohol Use ​Illicit Drug Use
​​Marijuana Use ​​Nonmedical Use of Pain Relievers

  • Behavioral Health Disorders Among Alaskans
    This report examines four areas of mental health and substance abuse disorders to understand how Alaskan adults and youth are served in the behavioral health system in Alaska.

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
    The BRFSS is a national telephone health survey that collects demographics, health indicators, chronic diseases, access to care, health screenings, and the perceptions of respondents.

  • Youth Risk Behavioral Survey (YRBS)
    The YRBS is a national survey of high school students to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems that can occur during adolescence and adulthood, in order to assist in prevention and intervention planning and evaluation. Alaska surveys students in traditional high schools as well as alternative high schools, those results can be found here.

  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
    NSDUH has national and state data on drug use, abuse, addiction and treatment needs, and mental health.

  • Treatment Episodes Data Set (TEDS)
    TEDS has national and state data on admissions and discharges to substance abuse treatment facilities for by substance of abuse.

  • State of Alaska AK-IBIS
    AK-IBIS is Alaska’s public health data resource featuring indicator reports, health maps and data queries.

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs)
    The ACEs study demonstrates an association of adverse childhood experiences with health and social problems in adulthood.



    Patrick Sidmore, Health Program Manager III, DHSS

    Updated: 07/07/15