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My Turn: Suicide - an uncomfortable subject

...people struggling with depression and contemplating suicide didn't seek help because of the stigma associated with mental illness. Compounding the problem, relatives took great pains to avoid discussion and disclosure of suicides within their...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-11/my-turn-suicide-uncomfortable-subject
Opinion
Gallery Walk 2014

...will also be calendars and cards of her merge work available with a percentage donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Free First Friday YogaRainforest YogaEmporium MallClass: 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.Rainforest Yoga will offer an...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-04/gallery-walk-2014
Art
My Turn: Homeless again

...housing for low-income people in Juneau. Many of those who are chronically homeless struggle with the effects of mental illness and/or addiction to alcohol and drugs, or with other health problems. Groups such as the Glory Hole, the St...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-07/homeless-again
Opinion
Made in Alaska: Lisle Hebert's "Crazy"

...expensive and unhelpful system that has evolved to deal with the mentally ill and homeless.Homelessness, and the role mental illness and alcoholism play, is a huge issue with no easy answers. So what can a film do? Before our interview I emailed Hebert...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/art-raising-awareness
Art
Disturbed man tased, taken into custody

...speak with him to find out what the problem was."The man was very agitated, and appeared to be suffering from a mental illness," a release from Sgt. Krag Campbell states. "The man became aggressive and advanced on the officer, and he was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-18/disturbed-man-tased-taken-custody
Local
Rookery Cafe: "Layers" by Mary VanderJack

...combinations to create these pictures have been collected over the last six years and are printed on canvas. There will also be calendars and cards of her merge work available with a percentage donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-04/rookery-cafe-layers-mary-vanderjack
Art
Mining company says it will exclude ski area land

...authority manages 1 million acres of state land to produce income that helps pay for care of Alaskans who experience mental illness.The authority's Marcie Menefee says Freegold President Kristina Walcott heard of concerns from skiers and asked...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-29/mining-company-says-it-will-exclude-ski
State
AFN 2014: Plea for help

...lot of it goes right back to the substance abuse," she said. "We can help a lot of things, but we can't help mental illness. We need professional doctors."Tanana Chiefs Conference receives $4 million each year from the federal government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/plea-help
State
My Turn: Housing is a 'who,' not a 'what'

...in Juneau. It is a wide spectrum that includes the stereotypical single street person suffering substance abuse or mental illness, as well as the widowed grandmother trying to survive on $650 a month in social security benefits. The first category...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-07/my-turn-housing-who-not-what
Opinion
Building on numbers: Assessing housing solutions

...described Housing First as permanent supportive housing for individuals who may experience developmental disabilities, mental illness, Alzheimer's, chronic addiction, and/or traumatic brain injuries.Various agencies partnered together to get...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-03/building-numbers-assessing-solutions
Local

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