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Local woman honored for her statewide work

...field.Stacy Toner, deputy director of the Division of Behavioral Health for Alaska Department of Health and Social...administrator and deputy director at DHSS. At the Division of Behavioral Health, Toner has worked with partners to expand...
Fairbanks health center to file for bankruptcy

...I think she just saw the writing on the wall," Partyka said.Melissa Stone, director of the Alaska Division of Behavioral Health, said the agency could terminate its working arrangement with the center and find another organization. State...
Group pushes fix for Interior mental health system

...with some services on the decline, clients are being forced to move elsewhere. In a letter to the Alaska Division of Behavioral Health last week, she described the local system as "broken" and in need of repair."It's a tragedy," Grasto...
Fairbanks detox center to reopen

...Association Director Steve Ginnis and detox staff met Friday with Stacy Toner, the deputy director of the state Division of Behavioral Health. The state shut down the substance abuse program Aug. 17 and has been reviewing client records. Ginnis said...
Groups work to keep kids in state for counseling

...residential psychiatric treatment centers, said Mark Haines-Simeon, policy and planning manager with the state Division of Behavioral Health. Some children are stuck in Lower 48 treatment centers because their parents do not know how to find treatment...
Funds restored for drug, alcohol program

...80,000 grant, enough to keep it running for the next 10 months, said Bill Hogan, director of the state Division of Behavioral Health. About $355,000 of the state funding for ASAP, which was about $1.5 million last fiscal year, was...
State shuts Fairbanks detox center

...The state learned last week that the nurse would not return Monday. Stacy Toner, deputy director for the Division of Behavioral Health, said the state will conduct a complete review of the Gateway to Recovery Enhanced Detoxification Center...
Making Challenge Day a reality for Thunder Mountain students

...making Challenge Day a reality at Thunder Mountain High School from Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Thanks to: the Alaska Division of Behavioral Health, the Association of School Boards (AASB) for their grant for Challenge Day, Timi Tullis for writing the...
High suicide rates still plague Alaska Natives

...according to the study, conducted by the Alaska Injury Prevention Center and other groups for the state Division of Behavioral Health and other interested parties, including the Alaska Statewide Suicide Prevention Council. The national rate...
Alaska suicide rate increases yet again

...related to, it's anyone's guess," said James Gallanos, suicide prevention coordinator for the state Division of Behavioral Health. Gallanos suggested the economy might play a role. "The stresses caused due to the high price of fuel and...


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