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Channel 2 NewsYou need not look any further than a couple blocks from Alaska's capitol building to see what the potential effects of an $8 million cut to behavioral health would have on Juneau's Polaris House. Executive Director Dorothy Green says her facility...
Channel 2 NewsFire investigators can often determine the source of a fire at a crime scene -- but for psychologists and mental health experts, the reasons that led a person to commit a crime with fire are far deeper. Forensic psychologist Lawrence Maile said...
Channel 2 NewsSen. Mark Begich is co-sponsoring legislation aimed at improving mental health care in this country. The proposal is an expansion on a measure that Begich had proposed last year to improve mental health services on college campuses. It has drawn...
Channel 2 NewsPresident Obama's plan for increased gun control has created quite a stir on both the statewide and national stages, with much attention focused on Americans' access to guns -- but controversy has also arisen around its call for new legislation on...
Channel 2 NewsThe Director of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program at the University of Colorado, Dr. Chad Morris, will speak with Alaska tobacco and behavioral health experts today, January 8, as part of a summit at the Alaska Mental Health Trust Offices....
For years, Anchorage has tolerated the behavior of chronic street alcoholics. Many give money to the panhandlers, who often use the cash to buy alcohol, which they drink in their camps hidden in the wooded areas around town. But this year, the problems...
Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the Associated Press. Another person was found dead at 36 Yogananda St. in Newtown, sources told The Courant. Many of the...
Channel 2 NewsSenator Mark Begich is calling for attention to improving mental health services in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in Connecticut. The Alaska Democrat introduced a measure aimed at improving mental health services on college campuses...
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Channel 2 NewsAlcohol treatment and homeless experts in Anchorage say there’s a segment of the homeless population that’s growing more troubled and harder to help, because the people in this group almost always have a combination of brain damage from...
Channel 2 NewsAccording to a new report from McDowell Group, an Alaska research and consulting firm, alcohol and drug abuse took a heavy toll on Alaska's economy in 2010. The report was funded by the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Alaska Mental Health...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium says it's the first time this type of data is brought together all in one place. "Healthy Native Families: Preventing Violence at All Ages" highlights how domestic and sexual violence affects Alaska Natives in...
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Channel 2 NewsAlaska state health officials say Native leaders are gathering in Anchorage to participate in a two-day meeting that will address fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The meeting taking place Thursday and Friday is sponsored by the federal Substance...
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