Peer support programs don’t take the place of mental health clinicians, but they use lived experiences to help people navigate complicated systems and support them through challenges.
Alaska has seen a dramatic rise in opioid abuse over the last several years, with over 100 fatal overdoses attributed to opioids last year.
The changes came two days after the release of a report that found Alaska’s only state-run psychiatric hospital is an unsafe place to work.
A coalition of Ketchikan agencies is gathering to explore how to help people getting out of jail stay out of jail with the help of a state grant.
We’ve been exploring holes in the safety net for teens struggling with drugs and alcohol. Now, we look toward solutions.