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Human Services launches enhanced crisis response services to help North Dakotans in times of need

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services, through its eight regional human service centers, has launched a comprehensive behavioral health crisis response system to provide help and support 24-hours a day, seven days a week to North Dakotans who are experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge, or other emotional situation. The initiative also includes crisis response services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities through the Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC) in Grafton.


Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division awards funding to 10 organizations for suicide prevention efforts

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:10 am

Gov. Doug Burgum proclamation highlights May as Mental Health Month

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has awarded suicide prevention grants to 10 organizations throughout the state to implement evidence-based strategies aimed at suicide prevention among at-risk groups. 


Save the date: Human Services to host training conference Oct. 26-28 focusing on behavioral health and strong, stable families

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health and Children and Family Services divisions will cohost a conference Oct. 26-28, 2021, to provide training on best practices in behavioral health prevention and recovery and safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families. There will be both virtual and in-person options to attend the conference.


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.