The area of Health and Mental Health is so broad that it has been consolidated into three areas: health disparities, dental health, and
mental health. Many aspects of Alaska are unique – its day less summers
and night less winters, its harsh climate, and exceptional landscape.
Mental health issues are also unique to Alaska. Alaska has high rates of
suicide, alcohol and substance abuse, and mental illness. These
problems are countered by the high number of mental health agencies in
Alaska that provide the support and care Alaskans need.