On November 5, Exchange asked: what can Alaska’s health, court, and law enforcement agencies do to help people get treatment instead of jail time?
Presenters link mental health and wellness in the Arctic to broader goals like economic development and the future of the circumpolar north.
“They needed to come up with new thinking,” said Greg Razo, an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in Alaska. “It’s too expensive to just build prisons and throw more people in jail.”
On this week’s Sounding Board we want to hear from you about how you maintain strong mental health. Tune in and call in at 10a.m. Thursday, January 22nd.
In Monday’s news: Gov. Parnell announces new approach to large-scale natural gas pipeline in Alaska; At Thursday’s NJUS meeting updates on state funding, Pilgrim Springs project,…