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Resources are available to help North Dakotans transition to a new normal

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Resuming a normal lifestyle safely as the COVID-19 daily positivity rate remains low and vaccination efforts grow is on the minds of many North Dakotans. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has resources, supports and services available to help people who may be experiencing stress, anxiety and other emotions during this transition.


Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division enhancing suicide prevention efforts in ND

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 09:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announces grant funding opportunities for local government organizations, community nonprofit or private organizations and tribal nations to further suicide prevention efforts in the state. The 2021 North Dakota Suicide Prevention Grant Program will support the implementation of prevention efforts aimed at decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors for groups at high risk for suicide. 


ND Department of Human Services receives federal approval to expand behavioral health services

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 01:00 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services has received final approval of the Medicaid 1915(i) State Plan Amendment from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), creating opportunities to expand community-based behavioral health services. The department plans to have the program available for Medicaid members who qualify by Feb. 16, 2021.


Reach for Resilience program launches new website to support ND health care workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division has partnered with Sanford Health to respond to pandemic-related stressors for health care workers through a program called Reach for Resilience. In October, this program established a free and confidential 24/7 help line open to all North Dakota health care workers during the pandemic. This month, Reach for Resilience launched a website dedicated to resources supporting wellness at the individual and organizational level in health care, www.Reach4ResilienceND.com .


Parents Lead shares holiday-focused resources to support North Dakotans during the pandemic

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 09:00 am

Parents Lead, a North Dakota program aimed at supporting the behavioral health needs of children, is offering new holiday-focused resources for parents, family members and other trusted adults to support children during the pandemic.


Parents Lead resources are available to support North Dakotans during the pandemic

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has created routine disruption, disappointment due to cancelled events and stress for many people, including children and teens. The recent increasing number of cases in the state has resulted in academic challenges for many and modified extracurricular activities. Parents and children may feel disappointment or sadness that the school year and activities are not happening as they had planned. 


Human Services launches Community-Based Behavioral Health Program

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:00 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has launched a new program to help eligible North Dakotans access community-based substance use disorder treatment services and care coordination services. 


Human Services awards funding to local communities for substance abuse prevention and reducing opioid overdose deaths

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 01:00 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has awarded funding from two federal grants to 23 local public health units across the state to continue to implement evidence-based strategies aimed at substance abuse and opioid prevention efforts and effective treatment and recovery services.


Human Services awards children’s behavioral health pilot grant to two ND schools

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

<p>The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announced today that it has awarded funding for the expansion of a children’s behavioral health prevention and early intervention pilot grant to Dunseith Public School and Barnes County North Public School near Wimbledon, N.D. </p>


Human Services awarded emergency grant to support behavioral health response to 2019 federally-declared flooding disasters

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:30 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has been awarded a $4 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the state’s behavioral health response to the 2019 federally-declared flood disasters.