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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. And over the past few weeks in Unalaska, organizations like the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) and Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (USAFV), as well as the Qawalangin Tribe, have stepped up to help spread awareness.

USAFV Director M. Lynn Crane said that at the local nonprofit, which provides a number of resources for the community, including crisis intervention, shelter, and legal advocacy—to name a few—mental health is something staff confront and think about daily.

Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska

More than six million Americans enrolled in food stamps in the first three months of the coronavirus pandemic, as people across the country lost their jobs and children transitioned to at-home learning.

The 17 percent expansion from February to May in the food stamps program — formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — is the fastest growth in the program's history, according to the New York Times.

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A survey shows that many domestic violence and sexual assault organizations in Alaska have experienced an increase in hotline calls as people have had to remain at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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This episode of "Happy, Healthy Unalaska" brought together community behavioral health professionals and domestic violence advocates. They discussed the impact that social distancing and quarantining can have on our mental health and the safety of our homes. 

"Happy Healthy Unalaska" is a radio discussion program that is produced by Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence and KUCB Radio.  

Girls On The Run Plans 'Jolly Jubilee' Celebratory 5K

Nov 21, 2019
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Girls on the Run was brought back to Unalaska this fall by Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence.  Girls on the Run is a 10-week comprehensive program that inspires girls to reach their limitless potential.  15 participants and their families and friends will celebrate their hard work and dedication by completing a 5K fun run/walk.  This event will take place alongside the PCR’s annual St. Jude Santa Fun Run on Saturday, December 7. Check in begins at 2:30 p.m.

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