September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Archive | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Category: Healthy People and Prevention

To honor September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we are inviting our ANTHC staff and all Alaskans to join wellness activities that focus on self-care, creating connections to improve your overall mental health and how to help yourself and others who may be having thoughts of suicide and experiencing a mental health crisis. Join and complete our survey for a chance to win a $100 visa gift card! Participating also reminds us of the new, easy-to-remember number in suicide prevention: ...

The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline has a new, easy-to-remember number: 988. 988 is more than just a number—it is a direct connection to compassionate, accessible support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.  Call or text 988 to reach the Lifeline, which is a free and confidential. The Lifeline is staffed with trained crisis counselors who treat callers with respect and listen without judgment. ...

Week 4, May 23-31: What to do if needing help and where to go What we will learn: Identify what to do if you need helpDecide where to go to seek help When living with a mental health condition or facing a mental health concern, it’s common to feel like no one understands what you are going through.  Mental health conditions can be hard and confusing. Talking about mental health in the open is becoming more common. Stigma or judgment ...

The ANTHC Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic (BHWC) offers counseling services for our Alaska Native and American Indian patients across Alaska. This includes a variety of groups that you can access from the convenience of your personal computer or smartphone. To register for a group or to learn more information about the services available, call (907) 729-2492 or visit www.anthc.org/bhwc.  The BHWC is currently inviting adults to register for two special group series that begin in June. Healing Complicated Grief: June ...

Week 3, May 16-22: Recognizing when you need help What we will learn: Identify when you are stressed and out of balanceRecognize when your thoughts, feelings and behaviors change Pay attention to your usual thoughts, feelings and behaviors. How is your typical mood? Energy level? Appetite? Sleep routine? Social life? Physical health? How do your thoughts change when you experience something that causes you stress? Recognizing when our thoughts, feelings and behaviors have changed significantly is the first step to ...

Mental health plays a big role in overall well-being. As we go through life we have both good and bad experiences. By balancing our experiences with the basics of mental health, we can incorporate positive habits as a way to support our own mental wellness and lead a healthy life. Please join us through the month of May to honor Mental Health Awareness Month with weekly activities aimed to enhance your overall wellness. Starting Monday, May 2, surveys will be ...