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My Turn: Timeless tale about a very current issue

...of homelessness that includes struggling families, mental illness patients, and the 17-year-old girl who is couch...play, I knew about the triangle of destitution, mental illness and addiction that fetters the lost souls who sleep...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-22/my-turn-timeless-tale-about-very-curr
Opinion
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
Off the Beaten Path: The Bigfoot blues

...but Costco hot dogs. With our nitrate-addled minds, we brainstormed a number of explanations for the stories. Mental illness and the power of suggestion; chemicals leaching into drinking water; gases emitted from the earth that caused insanity...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-26/beaten-path-bigfoot-blues
Outdoors
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
Housing First project moving forward

...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. "We will make sure services will meet mental...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-31/housing-first-project-moving-forward
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/art-raising-awareness
Art
Breaking the stigmas about mental illness

Mental Illness Awareness Week, recognized Oct. 4-11...eyes of Americans to the reality of mental illness. Congress established the event in...efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to increase public awareness of mental...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092909/opi_498789816.shtml
NAMI unmasks mental illness with first-ever masquerade

...community came together to promote mental illness awareness at the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Juneau's first annual Unmasking Mental Illness Masquerade at the Juneau Arts...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111509/nei_516705446.shtml
"Unmasking Mental Illness Masquerade" held Friday

...branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a Halloween-themed...Culture Center. The "Unmasking Mental Illness Masquerade" has been organized to promote mental illness awareness, and to break down...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102209/art_507749038.shtml
"Unmasking Mental Illness Masquerade" held Friday

...branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a Halloween-themed...Culture Center. The "Unmasking Mental Illness Masquerade" has been organized to promote mental illness awareness, and to break down...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102209/art_507749899.shtml

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