Support transition age youth programs!
We're taking our annual fundraiser for Alaska Seeds of Change and the POWER Center virtual! We'll bring the energy and opportunities to learn and connect that have been a trade-mark of our in-person events to the on-line version. The live program will run from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, with a dance party before and after, featuring DJ 3rd George. During the live event, you'll have the chance to attend two mini-workshops - choose from home hydroponics, fermenting foods, breathing for relaxation, touring our new POWER Center, and more. You can even pick up ingredients we produce and join our youth-led cooking class, prepping your own dinner in real time. All the ticket info is on Eventbrite! More details on our website, here.
Expanding the POWER Center Youth Drop-in Program
We are so excited to be offering services in our new, bigger POWER Center! We began offering services December 21, and are holding weekly educational presentations (with masks and physical distancing) at the center while we complete renovations prior to a full move to the new building. Follow us on Facebook @PowerCenteratAlaskaBehavioralHealth for the topics for our weekly presentations, every Monday @ 4:00 pm at 2601 Arctic Boulevard in Anchorage.

This new space will allow us to serve more youth in our drop-in program. After renovation, we'll have showers and laundry available, and more space for clinical and group services.

This project was made possible by support, from Rasmuson Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Premera, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Richard and Diane Block Foundation, the Alaska Community Foundation and individual supporters. Thank you SO much for investing in our community's youth!
Community Connections: Training in Treating Disordered Eating
The Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance presents
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Essential Skills Conference March 5-6, 2021
DBT certified trainer Leslie Karwoski Anderson offers 2 days of DBT skills training for Alaska mental health providers. Learn how to run skills groups, help individual clients apply DBT skills, and gain an understanding of how DBT helps clients with eating disorders. 12 CEUs (pending approval).


Cohen Clinic Update
Learn Skills for Managing Stress & Worry This Year
 
What do most New Year's resolutions have in common? Their ultimate goal is to improve the quality of your life. But how do you get started?
 
When you learn strategies for managing stress and worry, you're better equipped to make progress on your goals.
 
Cohen Veterans Network and Blue Star Families launched a free, self-paced course that teaches tools for managing stress and worry, developed by mental health experts.
 
As you work toward being happier and healthier this year, start with improving your own mental health. Start here.
New Resource Information Sharing Portal! With services running entirely virtually, Cohen Clinic staff have gotten creative with ways to share information among organizations that support military and veteran families. A new resource portal will allow organizations to add information and be notified whenever other new resources are added. For registration information, contact June Ruda at jruda@akbh.org.
Don't forget to Pick.Click.Give!
Don't forget to Pick.Click.Give when you file for your Permanent Fund Dividend. It's been a tough year for non-profits, and if you are able, your support really helps! We are listed this year under our new name - so make sure to search for Alaska Behavioral Health. The filing period closes March 31; get started at myAlaska.gov