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Providers with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) say mental health and counseling services are available to anyone affected by Thursday's plane crash in Unalaska.

Call APIA at 581-2751 or 359-2743 to connect with providers and access those services.

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After a roughly seven-month search, Unalaska's clinic has a new CEO.

Melanee Tiura signed a three-year contract with Iliuliuk Family and Health Services (IFHS) last month. She takes over the position from interim director Will Rodgers, who stepped in after the resignation of former director James Kaech.

KUCB's Hope McKenney sat down with Tiura to ask about the financial status of the island's nonprofit community health center — and where she hopes to take it.  

BERING SEA WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

This Saturday, Unalaska is hosting the second annual Bering Sea Women's Conference.

Organizer Beatriz Dietrick said the event is about bringing women together to share their stories.

Dietrick sat down with KUCB's Hope McKenney to explain.

TRANSCIPT

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This month's episode of Happy Healthy Unalaska discusses the stigma of addiction. 

Host M. Lynn Crane was joined by Delta Bedard, a behavioral health clinician at the Oonalaska Wellness Center. 

They discussed how the stigma attached to addiction often prevents those who are suffering from seeking help, while sharing information about the resources available for overcoming that stigma. 

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When Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed almost $400 million from the state budget in June, Unalaska stood to lose about $1.34 million in funding for local organizations including the city, school district, and clinic.

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