behavioral health

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Updated 2/14/20 at 10:30 a.m.

The state medical examiner has ruled hypothermia as the cause of death of Alexis Magalong, an 18-year-old high school senior who was found dead Saturday near Unalaska's Summer Bay.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Updated 2/10/20 at 11:30 a.m.

More than 100 people gathered Saturday at Unalaska's high school to mourn the death of 18-year-old Alexis Magalong, a senior who was reported missing and later found dead over the weekend. 

Superintendent John Conwell said he'd known Magalong since she was three years old. He remembered her as a "remarkable young lady" and skilled basketball player.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Following the death of an Unalaska high school student, providers with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) say mental health and counseling services are available by calling 359-2743.

Providers can speak with Unalaskans over the phone or help them to set up face-to-face appointments.

There will also be resources available Sunday, Feb. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Unalaska's high school, as well as during school hours next week.

Berett Wilber

This month's episode of Happy Healthy Unalaska discussed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Host M. Lynn Crane was joined by Sarah Mielke, who recently lead a training program for Unalaska's first responders.  They discussed the impact that trauma has on the body and mind, healthy coping mechanisms, how to help yourself and others who may be experiencing PTSD, and resources for support. 

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A St. Paul student died at the island's school last week.

The 5th grader collapsed in a classroom during the school day, according to Superintendent Brett Agenbroad of the Pribilof Island School District.

"School employees provided first aid and promptly called emergency responders who provided assistance and emergency transport to a health care facility," said Agenbroad. 

The child did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead. While the cause of death is still unknown, the state medical examiner is performing an autopsy.  

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