Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health refers to a person’s overall emotional, mental and physical wellness.  When trouble arises, a person may experience an imbalance, have difficulty meeting ordinary demands of everyday life, and may be unable to get rebalanced without support.  Behavioral Health conditions may affect how we think and behave in ways that can be harmful to ourselves or to others if not addressed.

Our services are based upon the strengths and abilities, as well as the needs and challenges of the person served, in order to help the person achieve his or her own recovery vision. Services are based upon an understanding of what wellness, self-responsibility, empowerment and having a meaningful role as a part of the community means for the person seeking services.

Behavioral Health services covers coping with suicide as well as alcohol, and drugs.

TCC’s recovery system is based on our belief that for Alaska Natives today, alcohol and drug use has become a toxic way of coping with a loss of traditional Native values, cultural patterns, identities, relationships, and unresolved trauma.

By using Native culture and traditional values as our foundation, our goal is to help people help themselves as they heal from trauma, choose healthy lifestyles and overcome substance use.

We do this with respect for our Native culture and traditions as well as other cultures, as seen through the eyes of our children and taught by the wisdom of our Elders.

Behavioral Health Solutions

Recovery orientation provides the framework which helps to enable a person with a mental health and/or substance abuse problem to live a meaningful life in a community of their choice while striving to achieve their full potential.

Outpatient services include things like:

      • Psychotherapy – A process through which Beneficiaries can discover solutions to the struggles they face and break free from old patterns that don’t work anymore.
      • Psychiatry – Psychiatrists are medical doctors who treat mental illness and also help clients as they develop solutions to their problems, heal from trauma, choose healthy lifestyles and overcome substance abuse. Services may include medication management, assessment and therapy.
      • Case Management – Our case managers specialize in providing assistance to persons experiencing severe mental illness who need help with daily living skills, housing, making it to community appointments, improving communication skills, finding financial aid, and functioning independently in their own homes.

Paul Williams House is a residential transitional program for consumers experiencing chronic mental illness.  It is designed to provide the life skills for consumers to move to an independent lifestyle in the community.  This is achieved through illness management and recovery, and life skills training.