Tag Archives: mental health

Money from national opioid suit is coming to Kodiak Island

The Kodiak Island Borough will receive $10,000 a year for more than a decade as part of a multi-billion dollar opioid settlement reached with drug distributors. Now, the borough’s assembly is taking steps to decide how to distribute the funds by creating a settlement fund.  Kodiak Borough Assembly members voted unanimously this week (Thurs., April 7) to create a formal …

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Mental health first aid classes come to Kodiak this month

Kodiak’s regional tribal health organization is hosting two mental health first aid classes this month. The courses are organized by the Kodiak Area Native Association, and are part of a nationwide program. It’s also the first time the class has been open – and free – to the public in Kodiak. Even before the pandemic, accessing mental health services was …

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Kodiak’s mental health treatment community offers advice for residents stuck at home

Health services across the country are moving to virtual, rather than in-person visits, as social distancing becomes even more crucial in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Kodiak, mental health services have also moved to virtual methods, like telephone and video conferencing. Phil Jordinelli, an addiction and substance abuse counselor at Kodiak Area Native Association, said that 90 …

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