Isolation, closures and widespread lockdowns across Alaska have coincided with a surge in mental health disorders and increased emergency department visits for suicidal thoughts, attempts and drug overdoses. Some of the hardest hit groups are teenagers and
Proponents of doctor-prescribed suicide — or assisted suicide — have so far failed to bring the deadly practice to Alaska. But crucial battles lie ahead. And Alaska’s isolated disabled, elderly and poor — the biggest targets for an inexpensive
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