mental health

Cailin Bracken plays lacrosse with the Vanderbilt team on March 16, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. When she became overwhelmed by college life, especially when she had to isolate upon testing positive for COVID-19 after just a few days on campus, she decided to leave the team. Bracken wrote an open letter to college sports, calling on coaches and administrators to become more cognizant of the challenges athletes face in navigating not only their competitive side, but also their social and academic responsibilities. (Josh Rehders/Vanderbilt University)

College athletes push mental health to the forefront

Universities are starting to pay closer attention to the mental health of their athletes.

 

The site of the future Glory Hall at the corner of Teal Street and Alpine Avenue in the Mendenhall Valley. Co-located will be the Southeast Community Services Center, forming and integrated campus, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Trust donates $150K to Juneau community services center

The structure will be a hub for many of Juneau’s community-oriented nonprofits.

 

Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File                                 Jared Curé makes a Garden Medley, a nonalcoholic mocktail, the Narrows Bar has on its menu for Sobriety Awareness Month in 2019. The drink was developed for a partnership with Recover Alaska.

Alaskan organizations celebrate National Recovery Month

As rates of alcohol use grow in pandemic, they’re celebrating those who have stepped back.

Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File                                 Jared Curé makes a Garden Medley, a nonalcoholic mocktail, the Narrows Bar has on its menu for Sobriety Awareness Month in 2019. The drink was developed for a partnership with Recover Alaska.
Courtesy Photo / Break the (Bi)Cycle                                Break the (Bi)Cycle is a movement started by former professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter to raise money and awareness about the dearth of mental health care for Black and Indigenous men. Bell-Holter will ride from Bellingham, Wash., to San Diego, Calif., more than 1,500 miles, while visiting tribes and documenting the trip.
Courtesy Photo / Break the (Bi)Cycle                                Break the (Bi)Cycle is a movement started by former professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter to raise money and awareness about the dearth of mental health care for Black and Indigenous men. Bell-Holter will ride from Bellingham, Wash., to San Diego, Calif., more than 1,500 miles, while visiting tribes and documenting the trip.
Juneau Police Department Detective Sterling Salisbury discusses how their department uses Crisis Intervention Team training to improve their response to individuals in mental health crisis at a public forum hosted by NAMI Juneau at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

NAMI to hold free mental health education and wellness program

Signups for the classes end in late January

Juneau Police Department Detective Sterling Salisbury discusses how their department uses Crisis Intervention Team training to improve their response to individuals in mental health crisis at a public forum hosted by NAMI Juneau at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Movie night moves suicide into public focus
Movie night moves suicide into public focus