ALASKA Suicide & Crisis Hot Lines
Suicide.Org Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and support
Alaska Suicide Prevention Council
751 Old Richardson Hwy., Suite 100-A
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-7802
Suicide Prevention Hotline: (877) 266-HELP (4357)
Phone: (907) 451-2017
Phone: (800) 770-1672
Fax: (907) 451-5047
State of Alaska Office of Children's Services
Anchorage Regional Office
550 W. 8th Avenue, Suite 304
Anchorage, AK 99501-3553
Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 478-4444
Elder Abuse Hotline: (800) 478-9996
Phone: (907) 269-4000
Fax: (907) 269-3901
Phone: (800) 478-4444
Phone for Field Offices: (800) 770-7276
Web: Directory of Field Offices and Family Services Locations
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
350 Main Street, Room 404
PO Box 110601
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0601
Parent Hotline: (800) 643-KIDS (5437)
SeniorCare Hotline: (800) 478-6065
Phone: (907) 465-3030
Fax: (907) 465-3068
TDD/TTY: (907) 586-4265
Web: Directory of Local and Regional Resources and Service Offices
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
4000 Ambassador Drive, Mailstop C-DCHS
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Treatment Hotline: (907) 729-2907
Prevention Information Line: (907) 729-2429
Web: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Identity GLBT Helpline
Need help? For GLBT information and referrals, call 907-258-4777 or 888-901-9876. Hours: 6-11 PM, seven days a week.
Statewide Resource Directory
The State of Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services regularly updates a comprehensive list of resources including hotlines and crisis lines and posts the information on their website. Scroll down to the bottom of the Division of Behavioral Health website, and look for the Alaska Mental Health Board Resource List under the heading "Self Help Resources List."
American Indian and Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Website
Sidney Huntington’s speech given at potlatch honoring cast & crew of The Winter Bear,
Galena, Alaska, October 15, 2010
Thank you for all coming to show your support for the play "Winter Bear." During my early life, young people taking their own life was unheard of. The culture has changed and the way of life has definitely changed. The elder of those days taught the younger generation how to survive off the resource that the land provided.
It has been my sole goal to try to help educate young people to meet the challenges ahead of them to survive in this continually changing world. Education is the key to survival and to the prevention of suicide.
You, the young people, you are the future of this country. We need you. You were put on this earth for a purpose. Life will be difficult at times but those times will pass; your elders are here for you and want you to choose life.
God Bless you all. Again, Thank You.