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2006 behavioral health prevalence estimates in Alaska: Serious behavioral health disorders by household

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Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-15-2008
  1 website  
Author
WICHE Mental Health Program
Date
Jan-15-2008
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age group
Alaska household demographics
Co-occurring disorders
Indicators
Populations
Prevalence estimates
Serious emotional disturbance (SED)
Serious mental illness (SMI)
Substance Use Disorders (SUD)
Abstract
This report is the first phase of a larger project to generate indicators of disparities in care and unmet need in Alaska. It provides prevalence estimates of serious behavioral health disorders. Prevalence estimates provide a standardized basis for defining the need for services in a population. The second phase of this larger project assesses the number of individuals who actually receive services. The third phase combines the information to generate indicators of unmet need and disparities in care. The project is an initiative of the Division of Behavioral Health (the Division) of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The Division contracted with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Mental Health Program to facilitate the project. Phase I prevalence estimates were generated by an epidemiologist who has developed a technology specifically for this purpose. The synthetic estimation technology has been used for mental disorders by ten western states; Alaska is the first to use the substance use estimates.
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Suicide clusters within American Indian and Alaska Native communities: A review of the literature and recommendations

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Publication Type
Report
Date
Dec-2017
  1 website  
Author
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Date
Dec-2017
Language
English
Publication Type
Report
Abstract
This paper examines what is known about suicide clusters within American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations and uses that information to provide recommendations for stakeholders working to prevent and contain suicide clusters within AI/AN communities.
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Substance use and substance abuse among American Indians and Alaska Natives. [PDF, 266 KB]

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The NSDUH Report (formerly The NHSDA Report) is published periodically by the Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission from
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Author
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Abstract
This report on alcohol and illicit drug use from 2002 to 2005 is from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
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SubstUseAbuseAmIndians.pdf

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Community-based suicide prevention program

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Source
Community-Based Suicide Prevention Project Newsletter
Publication Type
Report
Date
Mar-1996
  1 document  
Author
Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities
Source
Community-Based Suicide Prevention Project Newsletter
Date
Mar-1996
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
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CommunityBasedSuicidePrevention.pdf

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The behavioral health workforce in Alaska: A status report

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Date
Mar-2004
  1 website  
Author
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Mental Health Program
Date
Mar-2004
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Keywords
Alaska occupational and population projections
Alaska workforce data
Behavioral health workforce development
Rural behavioral health
University of Alaska
Abstract
The University of Alaska (UA) system convened a meeting of educators from disciplines spanning the behavioral health field to discuss how they can most effectively address workforce shortages, especially in rural areas. Despite a number of productive efforts in the UA system to develop an effective workforce that is trained in rural behavioral health, educators in Alaska see that more work needs to be done and are committed to formalizing workforce development activities that ensure the needs of Alaskans are met. In order to create a clear path toward achieving the development of an adequate and effective behavioral health workforce, UA educators, in collaboration with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Mental Health Program, have been researching relevant issues facing Alaska. What follows is a summary of relevant concerns and data in several areas, including 1) the national context of rural behavioral health shortages, 2) Alaska workforce data, 3) occupational and population projections in Alaska, 4) trends in UA behavioral health programs regarding enrollment and degrees awarded, and 5) recommendations for developing the behavioral health workforce.
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Mental health and quality of mental health care.

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Source
Med Law. 2001;20(4):531-42
Publication Type
Article
Date
2001
Author
V. Taipale
Author Affiliation
National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health Stakes, Finland.
Source
Med Law. 2001;20(4):531-42
Date
2001
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Finland
Health Policy - legislation & jurisprudence
Humans
Mental Disorders - rehabilitation
Mental Health Services - legislation & jurisprudence
Patient Advocacy - legislation & jurisprudence
Quality of Health Care - legislation & jurisprudence
Abstract
Mental health is an intrinsic part of health. Its prevailing position as secondary to physical health and its consequent neglect are based on inaccurate assumptions about mental health. Nowhere in the world, in either the developed or the developing countries, has mental health work been given priority as part of social policy, health policy or public policy. Yet all countries readily admit the major impact of mental health disturbances on the national economy and public health. The mentally sick are at the bottom of the list in service systems the world over, and the common attitude towards them tends to be highly negative. Meanwhile there is convincing evidence of the global and growing need for mental health services. The international debate on mental health policy has its origins in two arenas: in human rights issues and in service reform issues. The debate on human rights concerns legislation on mental health, compulsory treatment and coercive measures. As to the service reform process, the universal focus has been on the financing of health care, on cuts and downsizing, where no priority has been given to the quality of care. The social consequences of mental illnesses may be far more seriously marginalising for the patient than is the illness itself. They are caused by the inexperience and the exclusion mechanisms of the social community. They are evident also in non-institutional services, causing isolation and rejection. The state of mental health patients will not improve without the strong involvement of health policy planners, quality assurance developers and the medical and scientific community. We need far more studies and research in the field. We need also the empowerment of the patients themselves and their relatives.
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Brain injuries in Alaska: 10-year TBI plan

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Publication Type
Report
Date
Oct-2008
  1 website  
Author
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Alaska Brain Injury Network
Date
Oct-2008
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Keywords
Acute rehabilitation
Advocacy
Alaska
Children and youth
Identification
Long-Term Care
Outreach
Planning and policies
Post-acute rehabilitation
Prevention
Referral
Service coordination
Service delivery system
TBI
Traumatic brain injury
Vocational rehabilitation
Abstract
The ABIN and partners recognize that a strong system of services that are timely and efficient will be dependent on interagency collaboration, common goals, and defined outcomes. Data across systems will be needed to assess progress toward the overall goal of this plan, which is to improve existing systems and expand services.
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Alaska's Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative

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Date
Aug-2005
  1 website  
Author
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
University of Alaska
State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services
Date
Aug-2005
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Abstract
In largely rural states, such as Alaska, there have been historic difficulties in recruiting and retaining an effective behavioral health workforce. The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health described in detail the significant problems facing mental or behavioral health systems throughout the country. Indications are that shortages will become more severe in the next decade, and that professionals will need to have new skills to work in a more integrated behavioral health environment.
Notes
Brochure
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J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 1994 Sep;15(3):141-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-1994
Author
H. Viinamäki
S. Rastas
L. Tukeva
S. Kuha
L. Niskanen
S. Saarikoski
Author Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry, Kuopio University Hospital, Finland.
Source
J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 1994 Sep;15(3):141-6
Date
Sep-1994
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Depressive Disorder - diagnosis - epidemiology - prevention & control - psychology
Female
Finland
Health services needs and demand
Health Surveys
Humans
Incidence
Marriage - psychology
Maternal Health Services - utilization
Mental health
Puerperal Disorders - diagnosis - epidemiology - prevention & control - psychology
Questionnaires
Risk factors
Social Support
Abstract
The mental health of parturients 1-2 months after delivery was assessed. The study was carried out using a questionnaire between September and November 1992 in connection with the postpartum visits of mothers to the maternity health care center. The need for psychological help was assessed using a 12-item questionnaire (General Health Questionnaire), according to which 28% of the subjects needed psychological help. These mothers did not differ from the others in terms of age, marital status, education, or financial situation. Nor was the need for psychological help associated with health habits, with traumatic life events or conflicts during childhood and adolescence, or with delivery-related factors. Mothers needing psychological help were more depressed and considered the social support they were receiving to be inadequate more often than the others. These women also more often reported marital problems during pregnancy and after delivery. None of the mothers had sought help because of mental health problems. It is concluded that antenatal and postnatal clinics should pay more attention to the mental health of mothers.
PubMed ID
8000471 View in PubMed
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Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2008
  1 website  
Author
Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Alaska Mental Health Board
Date
Apr-2008
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Counselors
Drug abuse and addiction--information and treatment
Mental health services
Psychiatrists
Psychologists
Social workers
Abstract
This guide has been designed to assist Alaskans in identifying state and community resources available to better understand and treat behavioral health problems.
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A legislative approach to mental health programs. Mental health legislation in Alberta.

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Source
Can Psychiatr Assoc J. 1973 Aug;18(4):335-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-1973
Source
Can Ment Health. 1978 Jun;26(2):4-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-1978
Source
Sygeplejersken. 1991 May 8;91(19):3
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-8-1991
Source
Sygeplejersken. 1991 May 8;91(19):3
Date
May-8-1991
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Denmark
Humans
Mental health
Psychiatric Nursing - trends
Psychiatry - trends
PubMed ID
1877016 View in PubMed
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Can J Public Health. 1966 Apr;57(4):153-
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr 1966
Author
Griffin JD
Source
Can J Public Health. 1966 Apr;57(4):153-
Date
Apr 1966
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Community Health Services
Humans
Mental health services
Public Health Administration
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Scand J Soc Med. 1976;4(1):45-51
Publication Type
Article
Date
1976
Author
O. Kari-Koskinen
P. Karvonen
Source
Scand J Soc Med. 1976;4(1):45-51
Date
1976
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Housing
Humans
Mental health
Residence Characteristics
Rural Population
Satiation
Scandinavia
Social Class
Urban Population
Abstract
With the present trend away from the designing of individual buildings and towards the systematic planning of whole residential communities, it should be possible to take mental health requirements into account at the planning stage. At present, sociologists are all too seldom consulted on matters of residential planning. When discussing the relationship between housing and mental health one cannot restrict oneself only to the external aspects of the house, but rather one must also consider the opportunities available for the members of the family to satisfy their own needs, both within the home and in its immediate surroundings. Factors which may affect residential requirements include geographical location, type and standard of dwelling and time and continuity of occupation. A move between two districts or groups representing different housing norms and values may lead to withdrawal symptoms in the individual. This may arise equally well from the remoteness of the country districts as from the conflicting pressures brought on by the abundance of contacts available in the large towns. Town life tends to heighten susceptibility to neuroses and personality conflicts. The character of a residential area may affect the mental health of its occupants. Faris & Dunham (4), in studying the incidence of various types of mental illness with an urban population, observed that schizophrenia was most common among people who were in some way isolated from social involvement. The striving for spaciousness in residential areas and the creation of a "summer city" or "garden city" image or a "family-centred way of life" may lead to unexpected problems and have a variety of social consequences. Mental health difficulties have been noted, for example, among housewives in "dormitory" towns or suburbs (11). The institutions required by a community may be grouped into four categories, representing the basic needs of its members. These are (1) economic institutions, (2) social and political organizations, (3) leisure-time clubs and (4) societies and institutions for promoting social integration, including educational, advisory and assistance bodies. The study of satiation processes offers an interesting approach to the relationship between housing and mental health. Man requires new stimuli to motivate him. Boredom and satiation serve to induce passivity and may provoke destructive behaviour and escapism. Finland has the highest percentage of dwellings constructed in the immediate post-war period of any country in Europe, and in respect of the functions of housing many aspects are still apparent which are detrimental to mental health.
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1273551 View in PubMed
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Tidskr Sver Sjukskot. 1975 Oct 9;42(18):4-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-9-1975
Author
R. Wendt
Source
Tidskr Sver Sjukskot. 1975 Oct 9;42(18):4-7
Date
Oct-9-1975
Language
Swedish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Humans
Mental Disorders - prevention & control
Mental health services
Preventive Health Services
Sweden
PubMed ID
1043417 View in PubMed
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