Mental Health & Wellness Resources


NorthWave Communications and Providence Valdez Counseling Center are teaming up to bring the Valdez community Mental Health Moments. This is the spot to find information, podcasts, facts, hotlines, and resources to learn about: risk reduction, alcohol & substance abuse, relapse & recovery, dual diagnosis, medication assisted therapy, and more.

Weekly Events

Tuesday Crochet Club Cribbage Thursdays at the Valdez Senior Center

Cool Facts about Mental Health & Wellness?Did You Know #1CLICK to find out!

Help & Resource Links

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Providence Valdez Counseling Center: 907-835-2838

988 – Dial or text this crisis line for suicide intervention, substance abuse interventional and mental health help.

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings & Local Meeting Search – Meeting Guide | Alcoholics Anonymous (aa.org)

Alcohol Consumption – Excessive vs Moderate, Short Term & Long Term Risks – https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm

Auditscreen.org – Check Your Drinking; An Interactive Self-Test – Alcohol self-test (auditscreen.org)

Narcotics Anonymous Online Meetings – virtual-na.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders – National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (nih.gov)

SAMSA (Harm Reduction = Risk Reduction) – Harm Reduction | SAMHSA

State of Alaska Division of Behavioral Health – Treatment & Recovery: Substance Abuse (alaska.gov)

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“6 Lessons I Learned in Recovery” – 6 Lessons I Learned in Early Recovery – Recovery.org

2021 Alaska Scorecard Data – Substance Use Disorder Prevention – 2021 Alaska Scorecard

Alcohol Audit & Standard Drink Size – Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) (nih.gov)

Benefits of Community in Recovery – Community Engagement: An Essential Component of an Effective and Equitable Substance Use Prevention System | SAMHSA

Excessive Alcohol Abuse and Men’s Health – Excessive Alcohol Use and Risks to Men’s Health | CDC

Prevention of Drug Abuse – Directions for Future Actions – The prevention of drug abuse–state of the art and directions for future actions – PubMed (nih.gov)

Teen Vaping & the Higher Use of Nicotine – Alaska Tobacco Facts: Alaska teens and e-cigarettes

KVAK’s Laurie Prax sat down with Kyra Meyer, Edward Mangena and Matt Wadsworth of the Valdez Counseling Center to talk about pathways to Healthy Recovery and Mental Health.
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