- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is trying to meet the high demand for behavior health services in Juneau by expanding services to non-Natives.

The Juneau Empire reports (https://bit.ly/1AAu9LE ) the department has expanded into its former administrative offices and will offer behavioral health services to anyone seeking treatment starting June 1.

Expanding services to non-Native beneficiaries will reduce the number of people waiting in line for treatment.

The expansion will allow the department to bring in extra clinicians and support staff.

Behavioral Health Program Supervisor and Clinician Pyper Powell says people will come forward to get services when they see that the opportunity is there.

The new space will include rooms for group sessions, working with children and distance sessions with clients in rural Southeast Alaska.

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Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, https://www.juneauempire.com

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