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Health and Human Services encourages North Dakotans to learn how to support others during National Suicide Prevention Week

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 04:00 pm

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 4-10. The Health and Human Services (HHS) Behavioral Health Division wants to remind North Dakotans about available resources that can help someone who might be struggling with a behavioral health concern and to encourage people to have authentic, caring conversations about suicide and mental health.


Agencies team up to raise awareness about drug overdoses and share prevention resources that can save lives

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 09:00 am

Wednesday, Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. The North Dakota Department of Health, North Dakota Highway Patrol and North Dakota Department of Human Services are remembering people lost to drug overdoses and their family members and raising awareness about available prevention resources that can help save North Dakotans’ lives.

Parents Lead can help families prepare for a new school year

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 04:00 pm

As children head back to school, Parents Lead, a North Dakota program administered by the Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division, reminds parents, caregivers and professionals who work with children and families that resources are available to help support children’s overall behavioral health and well-being throughout the school year.

Human Services highlights Parents Lead at ND State Fair in Minot, July 22-30

Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

Parents, caregivers and other trusted adults play a powerful role in supporting the behavioral health and well-being of children.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division invites the public to its North Dakota State Fair booth, starting today through July 30, to learn about Parents Lead, an evidence-based prevention program that provides parents and others with a variety of tools and resources that can help support the behavioral health of children.


Human Services announces launch of 988 emergency number that supplements ND’s behavioral health crisis support

Monday, July 18, 2022 at 09:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announced that North Dakota has joined other states in using 988, a new three-digit number that connects people who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis to trained crisis counselors. Firstlink is the centralized call center that will answer 988 calls in North Dakota.


North Dakotans working towards recovery from addiction find support in recovery housing program

Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 10:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is providing support to people working towards recovery from addiction through the Recovery Housing Assistance Program (RHAP).


Human Services offers behavioral health and well-being webinars for clergy, workplace leaders and those who work in agriculture industry impacted by natural disasters

Friday, July 1, 2022 at 09:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is offering a series of webinars that provide behavioral health support to clergy, workplace leaders, farmers and ranchers and others in the agriculture industry who have been impacted by several recent natural disasters.


Licensed addiction treatment providers in bordering states can soon access ND’s Substance Use Disorder Voucher program

Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 08:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services announced today that beginning July 1, licensed addiction treatment providers in states bordering North Dakota can access the state’s Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Voucher program. This change will allow North Dakotans who live in underserved areas the ability to access vital treatment services closer to their homes.


Human Services conducting statewide community readiness survey on substance use prevention efforts

Monday, June 20, 2022 at 08:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is partnering with the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center to conduct a statewide community readiness survey to gather information from North Dakotans about their perceptions of alcohol and drug use and abuse and prevention efforts in the state.


North Central Human Service Center to expand crisis behavioral health services in August with walk-in stabilization facility in Minot

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 01:00 pm

In August, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ North Central Human Service Center will expand its behavioral health crisis response services by opening a 24-hour walk-in crisis stabilization facility to support the behavioral health needs of people in the Minot region.