Mental Health Issues

Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc. (JAMHI)

Description: The Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc. (JAMHI) is the state-designated Community Behavioral Health Center in Juneau and has been providing services since 1985. Adults 18 and older seeking wellness and recovery from mental illness and other disorders impacting quality of life are served. We help adults with mental illness live their own best lives.

Outpatient Mental Health Services: Clinical and psychiatric assessments are available on a same day, walk-in basis Monday-Friday, 8:30-1:30 pm. Persons served work in partnership with clinicians to develop the most personalized and effective plan for each individual, with the goal of recovery and optimum life functioning. We consider each individual’s overall health and well-being and coordinate services with primary care and other professionals when reasonable and possible. Individual and Group Therapy using nationally recognized Best Practices helps persons served to develop skills and plans for symptom management, healthy living, and greater independence. JAMHI Outpatient Services are available through Tele-behavioral Health connectivityin Elfin Cove and Tenakee Springs for veterans and other residents.

Psychiatric and Nursing services offer client education and symptom management are supported through pharmacological management, screening for side-effects, and emergency services.

Emergency Mental Health Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide immediate screening and crisis intervention for individuals experiencing a psychiatric emergency or mental health crisis. Professional counselors identify the least restrictive method to meet each person’s clinical and safety needs. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you are encouraged to contact JAMHI at 463-3303 or go to Bartlett Regional Hospital Emergency Department.

Community based mental health rehabilitation services (case management) are provided to adults with serious mental illness. Assistance is provided in developing and strengthening social, behavioral, and cognitive skills through individual supports and group activities, all designed to help manage symptoms and enjoy great independence in the community.

Residential Services – JAMHI offers a continuum of housing for 52 adults with serious mental illness; this includes highly structured supervised Group Homes; Supported Living apartments, and independent living. Clinical services support the goals of recovery and independence. Group Home residents are provided daily skill building activities, nutritious meals, social/recreational outings, all in a homelike setting.

Location: 3406 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week (After normal business hours you may get an answering service that will call our On-call Clinician to help you).
Email: info@jamhi.org
Contact: (907) 463-3303 or Toll Free: 1-855-463-3303; TTY: (907) 463-6846
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.jamhi.org
(Updated 9/14)

Mental Health Unit – A Program of Bartlett Regional Hospital

Description: Bartlett Regional Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient mental health services. Our twelve-bed inpatient Mental Health Unit provides treatment for a wide range of hospitalized patients as well as medically monitored detoxification from alcohol and drugs. Bartlett Regional Hospital also provides outpatient mental health services at Bartlett Outpatient Psychiatric Services (“BOPS”) located at 3240 Hospital Dr., just behind the main hospital building. The Hospital Psychiatrists are specialists in psychopharmacology, able to prescribe medication as needed, and well versed in diagnostic clarification and medication management. They treat any of the diagnoses present in the DSM IV, the diagnostic manual for mental health issues.
Assessment: There are assessments done at the Outpatient clinic. Assessments for detox are done in the Emergency Dept.; for Mental Health, assessments are done by JAMHI Emergency Services clinicians. Inpatient services on the MHU are well coordinated with patients’ physical and emotional needs fully taken into account.
Treatment: At Bartlett, treatment is individualized based on the specific needs of each person. We take a holistic, treatment team based approach toward all patients on the inpatient unit. Outpatient psychiatric services often collaborate with other professionals involved with a patient’s treatment (counselors, physicians, etc.). All ages are treated through the Outpatient Services (BOPS); the inpatient unit is for adults, but can make special consideration for adolescents to be safe until other arrangements can be made.
Group Therapy: This is an approach to treatment in the therapeutic community milieu of an inpatient mental health unit. Typically, these are psychoeducational presentations with group discussion, which informs and provides strategies for healthy living outside the unit. Appropriately trained unit staff lead the groups.
Location: 3260 Hospital Dr. Juneau, AK 99801
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Contact: (907) 796-8430
For the most current information, visit their website at:www.bartletthospital.org/patientServices/mentalhealth.html
(Updated 05/13)

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) (Primarily Native Americans)

Description: SEARHC Behavioral Health Services offers a wide range of behavioral health services with psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and behavioral health therapists on staff.
Behavioral health services include:

  • Children’s services
  • Individual, couples, and family therapy
  • Psychiatric assessments and medication management
  • Tele-behavioral health outreach services to outlying communities
  • Individual treatment for psychological trauma
  • Neurodevelopmental assessment and treatment for individuals with fetal alcohol conditions, autistic spectrum disorders, and speech/language or occupational therapy conditions that affect development
  • Residential substance abuse treatment programs
  • Substance abuse counseling and prevention services
  • Behavioral health counseling and prevention services

Location: 3245 Hospital Drive, Juneau AK 99801
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Email: bhj@searhc.org
Contact: (907) 364-4445
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.searhc.org
(Updated 05/13)

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau- A Program of Catholic Community Service

Description: Hospice and Home Care of Juneau (HHCJ) is a program of Catholic Community Service. When referred by a physician, patients can receive a variety of health care services at home through HHCJ. Professional services such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and social work are provided to qualified home health patients in conjunction with personal care, when needed, delivered by Certified Nurse Aides. Additionally, HHCJ offers hospice care at home to patients diagnosed with a terminal illness. HHCJ provides the community with several options for addressing bereavement issues related to a loss through death other than our in-home, physician prescribed services. Adult bereavement support groups offered in the fall and spring meet weekly for eight weeks each. Also, at least one children’s and family grief support group is offered annually depending on need.
Location: 419 6th Street Juneau, AK 99801
Contact: (907) 463-6100
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.ccsjuneau.org/9,hospicehomecare
(Updated 05/13)

Family Resource Center’s A Healthy Future Program (Youth)

Services: The program provides Therapeutic Foster Care and clinical support services. This program provides treatment resources for children and families whose Severely Emotional Disturbed (SED) children experience the co-occurrence of Developmental Disability (DD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other cognitive dysfunctions. This program serves children that are either returning from out of state treatment and those about to be sent out of the state for treatment. The program provides resources for young children with aggressive behaviors ages 3 to 11 for whom traditional residential services are developmentally inappropriate.

These services include: clinical assessment, therapeutic foster care, clinical and rehabilitation services, case management, individual, family and group skill development.
Location: 419 Sixth St, Juneau, AK 99801
Contact: (907) 463-6100
For the most current information, visit their website at:www.ccsjuneau.org/46,ahealthyfutureabehavioralhealthprogram
(Updated 05/13)

Southeast Senior Services - A Program of Catholic Community Service

Description: Southeast Senior Services is a program of Catholic Community Service. Southeast Senior Services offers a range of Home and Community-Based (HCB) services designed to promote the health, safety and independence of senior citizens:

  • Senior Community Centers – meetings of senior citizen groups, advocacy teleconferences, cultural and social activities, adult classes, informational forums and resources
  • Nutritious Meals at the Senior Centers for persons age 60 and older
  • Health Promotion Activities including exercise classes, blood pressure checks, flu shots, health fairs and support groups
  • Adult Day Program (The Bridge), providing a safe and therapeutic setting for seniors with special needs including Alzheimers and other dementias
  • Care Coordination to assess seniors’ needs and connect them with services
  • In Home Services, including picking up mail, running errands, shopping and housekeeping
  • Care-a-Van Transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities
  • Gatekeeper Program to identify isolated seniors and connect them with critical HCB services
  • In-Home Counseling for seniors and their family members
  • Meals on Wheels for seniors recovering from surgery or illness
  • Respite Services to give family members a break from caregiving
  • Senior Information and Caregiver Resource Center for older Alaskans and their family members

Location: 419 6th Street Juneau, AK 99801
Contact: (907) 463-6192
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.ccsjuneau.org
(Updated 05/13)

Juneau Youth Services

Description: Juneau Youth Services began operations in 1961. They provide a full array of emergency, assessment/out-patient, school-based and residential services for children and youth ages 3 through 21, who have mental health and/or substance use issues. A summary of their services is provided below:

Cornerstone Emergency and Transition Services

  • Cornerstone Shelter (789-7654)
    • Overnight shelter for youth ages 10 to 19 who need a time out or safe place to stay.
    • Skill development and therapy services.
  • Transitional Living Program (523-6688)
    • Transitional living apartments for youth ages 16 to 21.
    • Skill development and therapy.

Assessment and Outpatient Programs (789-4733)

  • Assessment Center Services
    • Comprehensive assessments addressing mental health and substance abuse.
    • Psychiatric assessments and medication management.
  • Chemical Dependency Program
    • Outpatient counseling services for youth with alcohol and drug use problems
  • Family Outpatient Program
    • Individual and family therapy for youth with mental health concerns.

School-based Services (789-4733)

  • In-class support as well as before/after-school skill development and therapy services.
  • Services available in all Juneau elementary and middle schools as well as Head Start classrooms.
  • Walk-in counseling available to high school students through the Teen Health Center.

Long-term Residential Programs (789-4733)

  • Miller House
    • 15 bed, co-ed program for youth ages 12 to 18 with behavioral and/or substance use problems.
  • Lighthouse
    • 6 bed program for girls ages 12 to 18 with behavioral health problems.
  • Wallington House
    • 6 bed program for boys ages 12 to 19 with sexually acting out behaviors.
  • Montana Creek
    • 15 bed co-ed program for youth ages 12 to 18 with both behavioral health and substance use programs.

Location: Administration Building at 2075 Jordan Avenue (next to Lyle’s Furniture)
Contact: (907) 789-7610
For the most current information, visit their website at: www.jys.org
(Updated 01/16)