Crisis Now Implementation In Fairbanks

Brenda McFarlane, City of Fairbanks Crisis Now Coordinator Several years ago in our community, if you were trying to help a friend or loved one in the midst of a mental health crisis, your options were limited. You might have tried to transport the person to the Emergency Room department yourself or called 911 or attempted to make an appointment …

Overcoming Stigma

E. A. Stigma is when someone views you in a negative way because you have a distinguishing characteristic or personal trait that’s thought to be, or actually is, a disadvantage (a negative stereotype). Unfortunately, negative attitudes and beliefs toward people who have a mental health condition are common. Stigma can lead to discrimination. Discrimination may be obvious and direct, such …