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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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flower mural on side of building
In the June, July ACMHS newsletter, learn about a mural blooming on the outside of the building that houses our indoor farm, how multi-city teamwork helped return a client safely home, and our June trauma training conference. Plus, money stuff. Budget woes on the one hand, but on the plus side -- recent donations from Wells Fargo, the Rasmuson

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On a recent Friday morning, Chip Ellis and clinician Stephen Washington sat chatting in Stephen’s office at ACMHS, discussing favorite foods and other light topics, because I’m sitting there, after all.  Chip has been an ACMHS client for a few months.  Stephen is his second clinician at ACMHS because, Chip says, the right fit is important. 

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Mural Painting at Alaska Seeds of Change Artist Sarah Davies leads mural painting project at Alaska Seeds of Change (Anchorage, Alaska) Anchorage artist and high-school teacher Sarah Davies is leading a mural painting project at a facility that provides vocational training, outreach and mental health supports for homeless and at-risk

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