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J. Kate Burkhart
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)


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Key Issues Impacting Alaska Mental Health Trust Beneficiaries

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AMBA/ABADA Spring Board Meeting
When: May 11-13, 2016
Where: Dillingham, Alaska

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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.

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The Alaska Mental Health Board is partnering with the Divisions of Senior and Disability Services and Behavioral Health, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, to develop reforms under the Medicaid 1915(i) and 1915(k) State Plan Options. The Department of Health and Social Services and its partners are designing and implementing reform measures to ensure that Alaskans with significant disabilities, including behavioral health disorders, have access to home and community based services and supports to prevent institutionalization.

Under Section 1915(i) of the Social Security Act, states can make home and community based services and supports available to people who do not meet the level of impairment that would require institutional care but who do need services and supports to remain independent. This will help people with significant functional impairments due to behavioral health disorders, brain injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, etc. to receive services before they become so disabled they require institutional care.

More information is available below. If you have questions about how Alaskans with serious mental illness could benefit from these reforms, call the Alaska Mental Health Board at 907-465-8920.


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: