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ACMHS Client Chip Ellis shares his journey toward wellness

A couple of months ago, we introduced you to Chip Ellis and his therapist, Stephen Washington. Everyone's path to wellness is different. We're proud of Chip for all the work he does to stay on his path, and grateful he is willing to share the story of his personal journey to wellness.   https://youtu.be/WqESxc0wmRw … Read More

Join us for our Trauma 101 Webinar May 17th

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FY 18 ACMHS Annual Report is out!

The FY 18 Annual Report is now available! FY 18 Annual Report     … Read More

Talking to Children about Self-Harming Behaviors: Info for Parents/Caregivers

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: 1-866-488-7386 - an LGBTQ specific hotline LGBTQ youth … Read More

Meet Chip Ellis and Stephen Washington – a well-matched pair.

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.  And it’s clear these two are a good fit – they talk … Read More

Parent Child Interaction Therapy now being offered at ACMHS!

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Trauma Informed Schools

The Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) and the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) released a new resource for Alaska schools entitled “Transforming Schools: A Framework for Trauma-Engaged Practice in Alaska”.  Their press release describes the guide as an innovative framework that "provides schools with a detailed roadmap illuminating the steps that can be taken to … Read More

Meet Sauniga Gogo.

Meet Sauniga Gogo. He’s a big guy, and he hugs often: you feel his warmth the minute you meet him. His staff call him “Gogo” and respond with smiles to his shouts of greeting down the hallways.  Sauniga Gogo has been general manager at this midtown Anchorage hotel for about a month. A year-and-a half ago, he was homeless. Gogo says he came to Alaska from Pago Pago when he was 17 to finish … Read More

Finding stability with FCMHS

Chad came in for services at Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services last summer. At the time, he was on the verge of complete homelessness – living in an old motel that had been shut down and abandoned because it was caving in, more or less. He’d been on the decline for about five years, ever since the former Fairbanks behavioral health center went bankrupt: he got disconnected from … Read More

AYA Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Silent Auction Fundraiser

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