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Welcome to Behavioral Health

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Gennifer Moreau-Johnson

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 Farina Brown
Deputy Director

"Partners promoting
healthy communities."

Mission & Values

Serve clients with challenging
behaviors? Help is available. 

Worried about a vulnerable adult? 1-800-478-9996 

Alaska's Careline 1-877-266-4357 

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Alaska
Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families
Helping our communities heal - Alaska Suicide Postvention 

Welcome​ to Behavioral Health


Continuum of Care

The Division of Behavioral Health has a commitment to improving the quality of life of Alaskans through the right service to the right person at the right time. The central purpose of the division is to provide a continuum of statewide behavioral health services (mental health and substance use) ranging from prevention and screening to brief intervention and acute psychiatric care.

Continuum of Care:   Early Intervention & Engagement Services, Outpatient Services, Acute Intervention Services, and Residential

Opioid News 

Following the enforcement action against two opioid prescribers in Alaska by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is coordinating with state, federal, tribal and local partners and Alaska’s medical community to assist in addressing the physical and behavioral health needs for individuals with discontinued prescriptions.

DHSS issued a press release on this topic on Friday, Oct. 11.

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1115 Waiver Demonstration Project

June 2019 - Alaska’s 1115 Medicaid waiver, the Alaska Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral Health Program, was approved in November 2018, with the implementation plan receiving approval in March 2019. The waiver provides greater flexibility to offer a broader range of services to fill existing service gaps and reduce Alaska’s reliance on crisis services. Visit the 1115 Behavioral Health Medicaid Waiver page for more information. Sign up to receive email updates on the 1115 Waiver.


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Self Help Resources

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