We’re hoping to learn more about the experiences of Alaska teens and youths who have struggled to find mental health resources relevant to them, and we’d also like to talk with the people closest to them (like parents, teachers or coaches) who can help us shine a light on this issue.
Are you a young person in Alaska who’s having a hard time finding mental health resources that are helpful to you? Are you a teacher who’s helping your students the best you can? Are you a parent who’s worried about your teen?
Maybe your experience is different, but the focus is the same: ensuring the health and well-being of younger Alaskans. What’s working, and what isn’t? What kind of support would help?
If you’re willing to share your story with us for an upcoming Daily News story, you can reach us using the form below.
A reporter may contact you to follow up. We won’t publish anything without checking with you first.
If you or someone you know are dealing with a mental crisis or suicidal thoughts, you can call the Alaska Careline at 1-877-266-HELP or the National Suicide Prevention line at 1-800-273-8255. You can also text NAMI to 741741 to access the Crisis Text Line anytime. For more information on the Alaska Suicide Prevention Council and suicide in Alaska, visit dhss.alaska.gov/suicideprevention and namialaska.org/crisis-resources.