Suicide greatly impacts young men living in Alaska.
However, connections to their ancestors and traditions can help guide them to overcome their pain, silence, the stigma and to seek help. Heart of the Land, produced in coordination with a Native Alaskan production company, includes location shooting from the Alaskan cities of Juneau, Kotzebue, and Anchorage. In addition, representation in the video includes the Inupiaq, Tlingit, Tshimshian, Unangan, Athabascan, Aleut and Yupik Tribes.
Suicide Prevention Resources
These resources can help you or a loved one develop coping strategies, create a safety plan, reach out to mental health professionals, and most importantly, show you that YOU are important. A printable list of these resources can be found here.
Alaska Native and American Indian Resources
Helping Friends and Family
- How to Offer Help to a Friend or Family Member (provided by Active Minds)
National and Statewide Crisis Support Resources
- Alaska Native Medical Center Emergency Department
- Mainline: 907-729-1729
- Alaska Psychiatric Institute
- Mainline: (907) 269-7100
- Anchorage Crisis Line (Provided by Providence Alaska Medical Center)
- 24-Hour Hotline: (907) 563-3200
- Crisis Text Line (for immediate help, call 911)
- Texting Hotline: Text “home” to 741741.
- Careline AK Helpline
- 24-Hour Hotline: (877) 266-4357
- Texting Hotline: “4help” to 839863.
- Available Tues.-Sat., 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Mental Health America
- Mainline: (800) 969-6642
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- 24-Hour Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
- Texting Hotline: “go” to 741741
- National Alliance for Mental Illness
- Mainline: (800) 950-NAMI (6264)
- State of Alaska Suicide Prevention Council
- Providence Crisis Recovery Center
- 24-Hour Hotline: (907) 563-5006
- Providence Psychiatric Emergency Department
- Mainline: (907) 212-2800
- Providence Mental Health Unit
- Mainline: (907) 212-3040
- University of Alaska Anchorage Psychological Services Center
- Mainline: (907) 786-1795
Social Services and Other Resources
- Alaska Adult Protective Services
- Mainline: (907) 269-3666
- Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web
- Mainline: (907) 222-2980.
- Available Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Mainline: (907) 222-2980.
- Alaska State Troopers
- Anchorage Post: (907) 269-5511
- Anchorage Community Mental Health Services
- Adults: (907) 762-8667
- Child and Family: (907) 563-1000
- Anchorage Police Department
- For emergencies, dial 911.
- For non-emergencies, dial 311 or (907) 786-8900
- Brother Frances Shelter
- Mainline: (907) 277-1731
- Covenant House Alaska
- Mainline: (907) 272-1255
- Depression Resources (provided by National Institute for Mental Health)
- Mental Health Screening Tools (provided by Mental Health America)
- Suicide Prevention Advocacy (provided by American Association of Suicidology
- Suicide Prevention in Alaska Resources (provided by Suicide Prevention Resource Center)
Resources for Teens and College Students
- Teens and College Students Resources (provided by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America)
Suicide Prevention Trainings
Click the image below to see the dates for the workshops.