Interim Chief Behavioral Health Officer Karen Forest says the number of patients her department sees a month has now topped its previous numbers by 40%.
The Army has confirmed that 11 Alaska-based soldiers died by suicide in 2021. Six more deaths are still under investigation.
Juneau resident Art Whitney said that he was on the phone, waiting for officers to arrive and wasn’t doing anything threatening. He said he gave his gun to his roommate before he went outside.
About 30 people gathered on Monday night to share their stories and sing to their missing loved ones.
On multiple occasions, the hospital’s CEO Scott York provided inaccurate information to investigators, according to the report.
Juneau’s Chief of Police Ed Mercer is the city’s first Alaska Native police chief. He’s been with the Juneau Police Department for more than 20 years and has been the chief since 2017.
The vaccine did bring some hope to early 2021, but while the virus was being knocked back a bit, the damage the pandemic brought to society was already done.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an advisory this month saying the youth mental health crisis is getting worse.
Organizers of a new support group in Juneau have some tips for people who have experienced loss – and for their friends and family – during the holidays.
The Mobile Crisis Team members are certified in their fields and go through weeks of additional crisis response training to learn how to de-escalate situations, assess suicide risks and more.