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Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division creates behavioral health toolkit for employers to create supportive workplaces during COVID-19 pandemic

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North Dakota employers have a unique ability and responsibility to support the behavioral health needs of their employees as they navigate these challenging times. To support their efforts, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has created a behavioral health toolkit for employers to support employees’ behavioral health. The toolkit is available online by clicking here.


Behavioral Health Division’s Parents Lead program continues to support North Dakota families during COVID-19

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The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division continues to make available new resources through the Parents Lead program to support parents and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Human Services submits Medicaid state plan amendment to federal government to expand home and community-based behavioral health services

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Late yesterday, the North Dakota Department of Human Services submitted its draft Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand home and community-based behavioral health services for children and adults.


Behavioral health professionals provide vital services to North Dakotans

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Behavioral health is health. In this time of uncertainty, the services and support provided by behavioral health professionals are even more essential to individuals’ well-being. The North Dakota Department of Human Services would like to thank all of the behavioral health professionals who continue to serve individuals and families in North Dakota.


Behavioral Health Division offers resources to support the behavioral health of North Dakotans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be stressful for people and communities. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is offering resources to support North Dakotans’ behavioral health during this time. The information is available online at www.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/covid-19.  


Behavioral Health Division offers age-appropriate resources to help adults talk with children about coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is offering new resources to support parents and other adults in having conversations with children about the coronavirus (COVID-19) through its Parents Lead program. The information is available online at www.parentslead.org.


North Dakota Behavioral Health Conference set for Nov. 13-15 in Bismarck

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The 2019 North Dakota Behavioral Health Conference is scheduled for Nov. 13-15 at the Bismarck Event Center. Behavioral health clinicians, peer support specialists, health care professionals, community agencies interested in supporting behavioral health, consumers and family members will gather to hear about the status of behavioral health in North Dakota and learn from several keynote speakers and breakout sessions.


Peer support is a growing opportunity in North Dakota

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Individuals are taking part in a five-day peer support specialist training this week, Aug. 19-23 at the Quality Inn in Bismarck. Attendees are learning the core competencies, roles and tools for providing peer support services at the training, which is sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Human Services.


Human Services hosts training this week for substance abuse prevention grant recipients

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North Dakota communities and tribes are working together and investing in substance abuse prevention with the common goal of supporting the health and safety of individuals, families, businesses and communities.


Local campaign funded by the North Dakota Department of Human Services gets national attention

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Despite a downward trend over the last decade, underage drinking remains a significant public health issue in North Dakota with nearly one in three high school students reporting drinking alcohol in the last month and 16.4 percent doing so to the point of binge drinking.