Feeling overwhelmed? Here are a few statewide community resources that can be a place to start.
Dial 2-1-1 or 800-478-2221 to connect with a wide variety of resources in your community, including emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, healthcare, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation needs, educational opportunities, and much more.
Call 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit www.alaska211.org 24/7 when you need help finding help. It’s free and confidential.
Alaska Brain Injury Network:
3745 Community Park Loop, Suite 140 Anchorage, AK
Alaska has one of the highest rates of brain injury in the nation. Brain injury can contribute to a higher risk of suicide, depending on the severity of the injury, and other risk factors. Causes are as diverse as our population, from falls on slippery driveways or snow-machining over rough terrain to strokes among older Alaskans.
ABIN provides referrals and information about different types of brain injury.
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center: www.dvbic.org, 1-800-870-9244.
- National Brain Injury Information Center: 1-800-444-6443
- Brain Injury Association of America: www.biausa.org