Who We Are
We are a coalition of diverse and caring Alaskans who represent or are a part of various coalitions, organizations and/or sectors in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Our vision is a community where all generations experience wellness in mind, body and spirit. We foster wellness in the Fairbanks North Star Borough through data-driven prevention and advocacy.
What We're Doing
We will be focused on suicide prevention of 15-24 year olds in the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the next two years. As part of our current Wellness Campaign, we worked with Seed Media and local talent to develop our "What Source of Strength Will You Be?" PSA for Facebook and Instagram. Please take a moment to view and share it with others who would benefit from the message.
We are also working towards the prevention of the non medical use of prescription opioids ( pain relievers, eg. Vicodin, Oxycontin, Fentanyl) among 12-25 year olds, as well as the use of heroin use among 18-25 year olds. We are in the process of conducting a needs assessment that wil guide our strategies for addressing this issue.
Sources of Strength
The primary mission of Sources of Strength is to build resilience, increase the connections and trust towards adults, increase help-seeking, developing and enhancing protective factors (8 strengths), and breaking down codes of silence. Through this program we hope to reduce the number of people who struggle and increase their ability to seek help before the crisis moment.