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 long winters and night less summers, 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 met by a number of mental health agencies in Alaska that provide the support and care Alaskans need.