Mental health, addiction boards to meet in Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will meet in Juneau, March 4 through March 7 at the Baranof Hotel's Capital Conference Room.

    The meeting will offer community members a chance to learn about the boards, including presentations on local and statewide efforts related to mental health and substance misuse.

    The four-day meeting is open to the public, with an opportunity for public comment for community members to express their concerns related to mental health and substance use disorders and their impact on the community.

    Public comment will be open on March 6 from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All members of the public are welcome to comment in person or call in at 1-800-315-6338 code: 58920#

    AMHB and ABADA were created by statute to provide advice, education, planning, and coordination related to Alaska’s public behavioral health system.

    The Boards also advocate with Alaskans who experience mental health and substance use disorders and their families to ensure that behavioral health services meet their needs. The meeting will include presentations on "Transforming Schools: A Framework for Trauma-Informed Practice", "Opioid and Substance Use Disorders: Tribal Health Perspectives", "Juneau Community Supports for Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders" and "Updates from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Division of Behavioral Health, and Alaska Behavioral Health Association."

    For more information or to view the full agenda, go to dhss.alaska.gov/amhb/Pages/default.aspx.

     

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