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Federal dollars to help tribes combat meth use, suicide

...Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage were each awarded $275,000.Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. meth and suicide prevention coordinator Ida Charlie says the funds will be used to promote wellness programs that are based in Yupik culture.While...
Activist hopes convention suicide leads to more awareness

...week with tribal and social service partners to review existing suicide prevention resources, statewide suicide-prevention coordinator James Gallanos said.Online:
Crisis team sent to village after trio of suicides

...outpouring of support being offered to Hooper Bay is an example of what can be done after the fact, said statewide suicide prevention coordinator James Gallanos.Gallanos, like others who deal with suicide in Alaska, said it is of the utmost importance...
Alaska suicide rate increases yet again

...We are seeing an increase. What it's 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...
Volunteer task force viewed as a model

...spring made a connection with Brendan Kiernan, head of Juneau's task force, and James Gallanos, state suicide prevention coordinator. They shared the work done in Juneau and helped the Ketchikan community get started, she said. "They were...
Western Alaska sees rash of suicides

...Department of Health and Social Services. Last year, the state had 146 suicides, higher than its average of roughly 128 over the past decade, said James Gallanos, the Division of Behavioral Health's lead suicide prevention coordinator.


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