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October 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm Free Movie and Panel Discussion for Mental Illness Awareness Week Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoë Saldana This year, 1 in 5 adults in the US will experience a mental health issue; 1 in 25 will experience a mental illness severe enough to limit major life activities. Additionally, 1 in 5 youth

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Clinicians in our Child & Family clinic in Anchorage are trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The program is designed to

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childrens art on wall
When Ken Curl packed for his trip to Alaska, he may not have expected dirt-moving to be on his itinerary.  But on the ground, he learned how digging dirt and growing food are an integral part of mental health services for transition age youth at ACMHS. Curl is a grant program officer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

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At a recent Tuesday morning meeting, the Transitions Team at ACMHS reviewed their client list – noting who’d they seen recently, who was in the hospital, or in jail.  One client had been released by Department of Corrections the day before. “I would really like us to see him within 48 hours,” team manager Cheryl Charic said. “I know

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Starting September 25, ACMHS will offer a new group for teens focusing on feeling identification, body modulation, competency, stress education and management, mind/body connection, mindfulness, and yoga. Group will meet Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:30, September 25 through November 20 (no group on October 23) in the U-Med district at our Folker

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man on bicycle
Big thanks to a few people who have recently hosted personal fundraisers for ACMHS and it's programs.  Your support means so much to us and our clients.  Congrats to Adam Looney for finishing his Colorado trail ride, and Happy belated birthdays to Emily, Adam, and DeJohn, for supporting our programs Alaska Seeds of Change, POWER youth Center,

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Man works with plants
ACMHS is pleased to have received a Rasmuson Foundation Tier 1 grant to improve the efficiency of work spaces at our Alaska Seeds of Change program.  Some new sinks and more work tables will really help the efficiency of the work flow and make space for more youth to work at Seeds! At Alaska Seeds of Change, we provide vocational and life

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event announcement: Sept 13, 4:30-6:00
This summer, artist Sarah Davies led our youth participants in a mural painting project at Alaska Seeds of Change/Power Youth Drop-In Center.  All the volunteer artists/contributors and their families are invited to come enjoy light refreshments and celebrate the work done this summer! Hope to see you there!   [pdf-embedder

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Regulations affecting Medicaid Rates for SFY20 The Department of Health & Social Services proposes to make permanent regulation changes made by emergency regulation on Medicaid cost containment. On June 28, 2019, the Department of Health & Social Services adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in Title 7 of the

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ACMHS's Meghan Magone, program manager for the Parenting with Love and Limits program at ACMHS, recommends the following resources for parents/caregivers for talking to their children about self-harming behavior and suicide. Local Crisis Line: 907-563-3200 National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Trevor Project Lifeline:

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