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James Gallanos MSW
Program Coordinator
(907) 465-8536 phone
350 Main Street, Room 214
P.O. Box 110609
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0609

Zero Suicide in Behavioral Health Care

…is a commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems and also a specific set of tools and strategies. It is both a concept and a practice. Its core proposition is that suicide deaths for people under care are preventable and that the bold goal of zero suicides among persons receiving care is an aspirational challenge that health systems should accept.


The Zero Suicide approach aims to improve care and outcomes for individuals at risk of suicide in health care systems. It represents a commitment to patient safety--the most fundamental responsibility of health care--and also to the safety and support of clinical staff who do the demanding work of treating and supporting suicidal patients. Read more.






Alaska Suicide Prevention


If you are feeling down and thinking about hurting yourself or considering suicide, please know that help is available and with help you can feel better about yourself and your life. Call your local mental health center, talk to a counselor, a teacher, friend. Let someone you trust know how you feel and allow them to assist you in getting help. Or call the Alaska Careline 24/7 for free, confidential and anonymous support anywhere, anytime."With help comes hope."


Community-Based Suicide Prevention Program

Currently operating under ther title of the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Prevention and Early Intervention Services grant, the program provides support and assistance to Alaskan communities to develop and implement locally-designed projects to reduce self-destructive behaviors and conditons that lead to suicide and to increase individual, family and community health. Assistance is in the form of grants, training, support and an information network which includes periodic conferences, Alaska Gatekeeper Training, the QPR Approach, postvention resources and the Alaska Gatekeeper electronic List Serve.

Alaska Postvention Project









If you are looking for information about suicide try these websites: