Wellness Tips

KuC Wellness Services

KuC provides a variety of Wellness Services designed to support the health, safety and success of students.  

KuC Mental Health Professional: DeShan Foret

In addition to helping plan Wellness based events, instructing KuC's College Success Skills class on campus and responding to student emergencies, DeShan is available to talk with students one-on-one during open office hours and by appointment (hours listed below). 

Wed 1-3pm

Fri 11am-12:30pm

Additional appointment times can be arranged by emailing: dforet@alaska.edu
Phone: (907) 543-4526

Wellness Programming Specialist: Lucy Peloso

Sarah focuses on planning and facilitating campus events and activities that promote wellness. She also offers regular tutoring hours and advises the KuC Student Government.

Student Services office, RM 105F

Tutoring Hours:
Tuesday: 1-2 p.m.
Wednesday: 1-4 p.m.
Thursday: 4-6 p.m.
*Also available by appointment for tutoring

E-mail: lnpeloso@alaska.edu 


Help and Resources for KuC Students

Emergency contacts

  • Police:
    • 911 (emergency)
    • 311 (non-emergency)
    • 543-3781 (non-emergency)
  • State Troopers for village issues: 543-2294
  • Fire Department: 543-2131
  • YK Behavioral Health Crisis Response Line: 543-6449; Toll-free: 1-844-543-6499

Health Care & Behavioral Health Resources


For confidential support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, contact Diane McEachern at 907-543-4597 or email dmmceachern@alaska.edu.

If you would like to talk with a local elder about your experiences in colege, please conact Diane McEachern at 907-543-4597 or email dmmceachern@alaska.edu. She will put you in touch with elders who help facilitate college classes.

Sexual Assault or Abuse

  • Tundra Women's Coalition Crisis Line: 1-800-26604357
  • UAF Confidential Reporting of Sexual Assault or Sexual Misconduct: 1-855-251-5719

Crisis Hotline

  • Careline Crisis Intervention: 1-877-266-4357
  • Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Substance Abuse

  • PATC:  543:730
  • YKHC Behavioral Health: 543-6101
  • Bethel Family Clinic: 543-3773
    • Opiate Recovery Group, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.