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Ketchikan Behavioral Health Meetings Scheduled


December 05, 2008

Ketchikan, Alaska - Members of the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Alaska Mental Health Board, Alaska Mental Health Trust staff, State Division of Behavioral Health and Prevention and Early Intervention services will be holding a series of meetings December 15th and 16th in Ketchikan. The group is seeking input from Ketchikan community members to better understand how behavioral health needs are being met in the community of Ketchikan.

Two meetings will be held to hear specifically from community members accessing mental health or substance abuse services. Youth, families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend. Meetings will be held December 15, 2008 from 1:30-3:30 and 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Best Western Landing Banquet room.

A Public Town Hall Meeting for all community members, behavioral health consumers, providers and stakeholders will be held on December 16, 2008, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Ketchikan City Council Chambers.

Community member are invited to share information, opinions, ideas, suggestions and concerns asbout mental health and substance abuse programs and services offered by the State of Alaska. The group wants to hear about what is working, what needs attention and what you would like for these services to advise legislators in Juneau about Ketchikan's behavioral health needs.

Agency participants are encouraged to attend these meetings

If you have questions or want more information, call Rebecca Busch at 465-5114 or email at You may also call Renee Schofield at 247-1431.


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Alaska Department of Health & Social Services


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