Former workers say understaffing and decisions by management pushed the private psychiatric hospital — the only one in Alaska that serves children — to the brink of disaster.
NPR spoke with 26 people who were involved with more than 200 executions across the country. Most said their health suffered and they had little support to help them cope with their unusual jobs.
At least 3,500 Alaskans went to Morningside, including many Alaska Native people. Many of their families never saw them again.
Bartlett’s obstetrics education team began offering monthly support groups for mothers in February of 2021.
So far, more than 90% of the youth who have used the shelter have gone on to a safe and stable place.
North and South Yuyanq’ Ch’ex peaks, as they’ll be known from here on out, tower 5,000 feet above Turnagain Arm.
A workshop in Juneau later this month will help LGBTQ+ people learn an intentional approach to getting the support they need.
Investigators found some problems at North Star to be so serious, they were deemed “immediate jeopardy” situations at the time, meaning the health and safety of patients was at risk.
Spectrum is the only queer-specific support group that serves people in Juneau who’ve experienced trauma.
Mental health advocates celebrated the launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, but some people voiced concerns that using the service could lead to police involvement or forced hospitalization.