ASSESSMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS IN ALASKA’S SCHOOLS RELEASED

September 15, 2021 – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) has released a landscape assessment report examining current mental health supports within Alaska’s school districts. This study was funded by the Trust and conducted in coordination with the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED), the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and in partnership with …

TRUST 2021 LAND SALE NOW UNDERWAY

(September 13, 2021) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office’s (TLO) 2021 Fall Land Sale Auction is underway, with final bids due by November 15, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.  This year’s land sale auction includes 58 parcels in locations across Southcentral, Southeast, and Interior Alaska that will be sold to the highest bidder. Revenue generated from land sales will help …

The Trust is recruiting for a permanent CEO

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) is recruiting for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The Trust CEO is responsible for the oversight of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, including the Trust Authority Office and the Trust Land Office, and works closely with the board of trustees to accomplish the Trust’s mission and vision and assure that the …

TRUST GRANTS $300,000 TO GROW MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT CAPACITY IN FAIRBANKS

(August 27, 2021) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) board of trustees have awarded $300,000 to Alaska Behavioral Health (AKBH) to support startup operational funding for an adult residential mental health treatment center for the Fairbanks community. AKBH is advancing a new residential treatment unit for Trust beneficiaries who experience severe mental illness. Within the new facility, AKBH …

TRUST AWARDS NEARLY $2M IN GRANTS TO PARTNERS ACROSS ALASKA

 (July 23, 2021) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) awarded more than $1.98 million in grants to organizations across the state in the fourth and final quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2021. Trust grants are awarded throughout the year to Alaska nonprofits, Tribal entities, state and local government agencies, and service providers that serve Trust beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include …

TRUST GRANTS $885,000 TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS STABILIZATION IN ANCHORAGE

(June 23, 2021) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) recently awarded two grants totaling $885,000 to support improved response to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in Anchorage. These grants represent a significant step in efforts led by the Trust, in partnership with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and many community partners, to enhance the …

The Trust is looking for qualified applicants to join the board of trustees

The Trust provides leadership in the advocacy, planning, implementing, and catalytic funding of services to improve Alaska’s mental health system, and seeks to improve the lives of its beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include Alaskans who experience mental illness, developmental and intellectual disabilities, substance use disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and traumatic brain injury. Trustees oversee approximately $700 million of financial and …

TRUST GRANTS $930,000 TO IMPROVE PSYCHIATRIC CRISIS RESPONSE IN FAIRBANKS

April 22, 2021 – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) recently awarded three grants, totaling $937,500, to Fairbanks organizations to support improvements to the community’s response to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. These grants represent a significant step in efforts led by the Trust, in partnership with the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) and community …