A Shared Vision II, The Alaska Mental Health Strategic Plan 1999-2003. Table of Contents


Major Trends

Mission for A Shared Vision II

Planning Group Member List

Planning Group Member List (Continued)

State Of The State


Prevalence of Mental Illness

Who Do We Serve? Mental Health Consumer Characteristics

Poly Diagnoses

Alaskans and Mental Health Consumers

Who Was Served During FY 1997?

Non-State Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services and Users

Other Mental Health Services

The Big Picture

Regional Services

Service Area 1: North Slope Borough

Service Area 2: Maniilaq

Service Area 3: Norton Sound

Service Area 4: Interior

Service Area 5: Yukon Kuskokwim

Service Area 6/7: Southcentral

Service Area 8: Copper River

Service Area 9: Bristol Bay

Service Area 10: Kenai Peninsula

Service Area 11: Kodiak

Service Area 12/13/14: Southeast

Service Area 15: Aleutians

Children and Youth Services


Facts About Children and Youth and Mental and Emotional Disorders

Core Values

Approach of A Shared Vision II Children and Youth Section

System of Care

The Challenge

Issue 1: The System Fragmentation and Gaps

Issue 2: Need for Appropriate Care, Earlier Intervention and Accurate Diagnosis


Collaboration Between the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education and the Alaska Mental Health Board

Children and Youth Services Action Team Members

Alaska Mental Health Board Children's Sub-Committee

Rural Services


Issue 1: The Inadequate Exchange of Treatment-Related Information When Rural Consumers Leave Their Community of Origin for Treatment

Issue 2: Lack of Culturally-based Service Models

Issue 3: The Equitable Distribution of Resources to Rural Communities

Issue 4: Lack of Support Network and Isolation of Rural Providers

Issue 5: Rural Human Services Worker Program

Issue 6: Interrelationship of Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Suicide, and Alcoholism

Issue 7: The Absence of Crisis Respite Services in Most Rural Communities

Issue 8: The Lack of Title 47 Evaluation Services in Most Rural Communities

Issue 9: Welfare Reform

Rural Action Team Members

Adult Services


Mental Health Services Issues


Service Principles

Issue 1: Early Intervention

Issue 2: Crisis Services

Issue 3: Consumer and Family Involvement in the Treatment Process

Issue 4: Consumer Support Services

Issue 5: Gaps in Community Care/Continuity of Care

Issue 6: Homelessness

Issue 7: Persons with Organic Brain Disorders

Issue 8: Long Term Care

Issue 9: Individual Service Outcomes

Life Domain Issues


Issue 10: Employment and Training

Issue 11: Housing Services

Issue 12: Transportation

Issue 13: Physical Health Care

Issue 14: Community Inclusion and Supports

Issue 15: Substitute Judgement Decision Making

System Level Issues


Issue 16: Financing of Treatment and Services

Issue 17: Managed Care

Issue 18: Case Management

Issue 19: API 2000 Community Implementation Process

Issue 20: Cultural Diversity

Quality Assurance and Outcomes

Issue 21: Alaska Psychiatric Institute Treatment/Quality Assurance

Issue 22: Quality Assurance for Community-Based Mental Health Programs

Issue 23: Legal Concerns (Part 1)

Issue 24: Legal Concerns (Part 2)

Issue 25: Criminalization of the Mentally Ill

Issue 26: Consumer Participation

Adult Services Action Team Members

Senior Services


Issue 1: Identify Mental Health Needs Of Geriatric Population

Issue 2: Developing Geriatric/Mental Health Expertise

Issue 3: Service Delivery And Access

Senior Action Team Members

Mentally Ill Offenders' Services


Continuum of Care for Mentally Ill Offenders
Spectrum of Services Depending on Acuity of Need

Issue 1: Access to Mental Health and Related Services

Issue 2: Title 47 Revisions

Issue 3: Management Information Systems

Mentally Ill Offenders Action Team Members