Sitka offers free counseling in wake of deadly landslide

...recent landslide to seek mental health counseling.The city's emergency response plan...seeking help can call Community Response Counseling for free."We're going to go through...of Sitka.Clinical Director at Sitka Counseling Marita Bailey said asking for help doesn't...
Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

...Anchorage doctors told her that she'd need to fly there multiple times before the procedure. With the travels, the required counseling, the anesthesiologist and surgery, the entire procedure would cost her about $24,000, she said.When she realized the...
Photo: Wall of hope

Freshman Sierra Gorbett, left, speaks with Marige Thomson, coordinator for Disability and Counseling Services for the University of Alaska Southeast, in front of a Wall of Hope display set up in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day at the university on Thursday.
Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling

...administration as politically toxic. Counseling would be entirely voluntary for patients...relatively new term for end-of-life counseling: advance care planning. That's meant...they get a driver's license.The counseling aims to discern the type of treatment...
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Police: Brothers were beaten in church to make them confess a case involving an insular congregation that had sparked gossip and suspicion among neighbors.Police said spiritual "counseling" at the Word of Life church in upstate New York turned into an hours-long attack Sunday night in which Lucas Leonard...
Nation and World
Don't get drunk: advice college kids may not get from docs

...slightly more likely to get that kind of counseling.Lead researcher Ralph Hingson of the...more assaults and date rapes.WHY NO COUNSELING?Dr. Tanveer Mir, chair of the American...have shown that screening and brief counseling can reduce alcohol misuse.___JAMA...
Nation and World
Judge: Not told 6 kids killed in shooting faced danger

...children home a month later, after Jackson and Conley agreed to counseling, among other things.Jackson, 40; her husband, Dwayne...her kids couldn't sneak out and that the parents agreed to counseling and therapy for one of the children. At a March 2014 follow-up...
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On the brink of dissolution

...program, which also operates out of Hoonah and Kake, services about 100 families a year. Case specialists provide family counseling and conduct exercises to help children function in a group while managing their stressors.The outpatient aspect of the program...
My Turn: Are you ready for back to school?

...children, depression screening for adolescents, alcohol and drug use assessments for adolescents, obesity screening and counseling and vision screening for all children. Adults and women also have access to preventive health services.Not currently enrolled...
Abuser gets 25 years for harming two girls

...she said.The impact on the two victims in this case has been tremendous, Paige said. Both girls require mental health counseling because they have engaged in self-harm. They also have behavioral issues, a common consequence of childhood sexual abuse...


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