Mental Health

We asked Dr. Anne Zink and other Alaskans what’s bringing inspiration this winter. Here’s what they said.

It’s the darkest part of winter in a very dark year marked with loss, anxiety, economic worries, political upheaval and isolation. We’ve been asking Alaskans where they find inspiration, hope and comfort on their bleakest days. Many of them said they turned to art — music, literature, film and spiritual texts — to help get through it.

From Kotzebue to Ketchikan, Alaskans protest the killing of George Floyd, calling for justice

While Alaska’s rallies and protests have remained peaceful some Alaskans have reported instances of intimidation, backlash, or resistance. More demonstrations are planned for this weekend.