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Patrick Sidmore
Acting Executive Director 

Alaska Behavioral Health Resource Guide

If you, a family member or friend is hurting and considering suicide, PLEASE call Careline at
1-877-266-HELP (4357)


Alaska Scorecard
Key Issues Impacting Alaska Mental Health Trust Beneficiaries

Upcoming Meetings

June 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Executive Committee
Agenda (public)

July 26, 2017
Time: 12:15 p.m.

Executive Committee
Agenda (teleconference)

August 23, 2017
Time: 12:15 p.m.

Executive Committee
Agenda (teleconference)

September 27-29, 2017  Time: 12:15 p.m.
Quarterly Board Meeting
Agenda (TBD)

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Alaska's Division of Libraries has a new reference portal to find information and resources about mental health issues. Contact Librarian
Julie Niederhauser for more information.

News and Headlines

Burkhart departing, Patrick Sidmore becomes acting executive director

June 19, 2017. The Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the Alaska Mental Health Board will have an acting executive director as Kate Burkhart takes on the role of Alaska State Ombudsman. Read press release here.

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health is a comprehensive review of the science of substance use, misuse, and disorders. This report, the first ever issued by the Surgeon General which speaks to the importance of the issues related to substance abuse. Previous reports of the Surgeon General, including those on tobacco (1964), AIDS (1987), and mental health (1999), have helped to create understanding and urgency to address critical public health challenges.


Childhood Trauma Costs All Alaskans

What we experience as children affects us for a lifetime. The effects of childhood trauma go far beyond one child or one family, and can pass from generation to generation. Part of reducing the impact of childhood trauma in Alaska is getting educated: