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Posts Tagged ‘suicide prevention’

A Special Retreat for Wellness

Youth leadership retreat, Unalakleet

Many individuals and organizations in rural Alaska are taking steps to address the tragically high rates of youth depression and suicide in our region. One recent example is a leadership retreat in the community of Unalakleet. Thanks to you, we brought the story of this unique, impactful youth gathering to our listeners.

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Blogging about service

Walk for Life, Nome, Alaska

As evidenced in their blog posts on this website, a tradition of community service, dedication, and creativity remains as vibrant as ever among our KNOM volunteers. Here are two examples.

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Update News: February 28th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Fishing industry stakeholders defend Magnuson-Stevens Act; Sen. Begich introduces legislation towards suicide prevention; Free tax services coming to Bering Straits communities; 42nd Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts tomorrow, ceremoniously. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-28-knom-update-news.mp3

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AFN: Day 2

Speakers presented throughout the day on a variety of topics, including suicide prevention, subsistence rights, and respect for youth and elders. The Akula Elitnaurvik, Kuugmuit, Di’haii Gwich’in, Stebbins, Wooshi.ji.een, Tikigak, and Tanacross dance groups performed at Quyana night with much audience participation.

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Update News: Monday, August 26, 2013

In Monday’s news: NTSB says fatal plane crash in Big Lake occurred during aborted landing; Responders and residents racing winter to rebuild and return to homes in Galena; White House Office of Science and Technology Policy visited Nome this past week; UAF taking new approach to helping students struggling with depression that may lead to…

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