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In October, the Pew Charitable Trusts released an issue brief highlighting that most 911 call centers lack the resources to address mental health and substance use (“behavioral health”) crises. Then, several months ago, the public charity released a follow-up report looking into 911 call centers affiliated with the Safety and

Alaska comprises diverse regions, not just geographically but also in terms of culture, access, and population. Dr. Xiomara Owens says some are small and have limited resources, financial and otherwise. In contrast, others have robust behavioral health systems flush with clinicians and chemical dependency and suicide prevention teams. “In smaller