Front Line: Mental Health Services for Alaska Students


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As mental health needs in Alaska and the country increase, it has become more difficult to find resources for care, especially for children and adolescents. The problems with hospital care in Alaska made headlines. However, new intensive outpatient programs are helping to close this gap. A part-hospital program for children ages 9-15 offers intensive short-term group therapy and incorporates ASD education so students don’t fall behind. Join me, Dr. Justin Clark, as I explore mental health options for Alaskan youth. It’s the front row, Wednesday at 10 a.m., on repeat at 8 p.m. on Alaska Public Media FM 91.1.

HOST: Dr Justin Clark

GUESTS:

  • Kristen Mortenson, MS, LPC, Director of Early Childhood and Outpatient Services, Alaska Behavioral Health
  • Dr. Curt Wengel, MD, CMO, Alaska Behavioral Health

RESOURCES:

TO PARTICIPATE:

Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live stream (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.).

Send an email to [email protected] before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails can be read on air).

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 10 a.m. AKDT
REHEARSAL BROADCAST: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 8 p.m. AKDT

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