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Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announces suicide prevention funding opportunity during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

With COVID-19 rates increasing throughout the state, the behavioral health of North Dakotans is important to prioritize. 


Human Services announces two funding opportunities to support behavioral health needs of North Dakotans impacted by natural disasters

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 09:00 am

Natural disasters can have long-term effects on individuals’ behavioral health. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is announcing two funding opportunities for a variety of organizations in the 29 counties impacted by the 2019 federally declared flooding disaster. These include Adams, Barnes, Cass, Dickey, Eddy, Emmons, Foster, Grand Forks, Grant, Griggs, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, McKenzie, Morton, Mountrail, Nelson, Pembina, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Sheridan, Steele, Stutsman, Traill, Walsh and Wells counties. 


Register now for Oct. 26-27 conference focusing on behavioral health and strong, stable families

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

Two key priorities of the North Dakota Department of Human Services are behavioral health and strong, stable families. These topics are the cornerstone of an upcoming conference hosted by the department’s Behavioral Health and Children and Families Services divisions on Oct. 26-27. Individuals can attend either in-person at the Bismarck Event Center or virtually by an online livestream.  

This is the first-ever conference that focuses on blending behavioral health with family well-being and resiliency topics. The conference will also provide an opportunity for behavioral health and child-serving professionals and stakeholders to network and learn and share best practices in behavioral health prevention and recovery and safety, permanency and well-being of children and families. 

Some keynote speakers and presentations include: 


Human Services reminds North Dakotans that Help is Here to address pandemic-related impacts

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

As COVID-19 cases grow in North Dakota, state residents may once again begin to experience disruptions at home, at school, at work and in the community. 


Human Services encourages North Dakotans to take steps to prevent overdoses

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm

With COVID-19 rates increasing throughout the state, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division, community partners and tribal nations continue to work together to promote behavioral health and address the opioid crisis. Key strategies include increasing access to medication-assisted treatment and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through prevention, treatment and recovery activities using federal funding provided by the State Opioid Response grant. 


Help is Here: Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division shares information, resources at North Dakota State Fair

Monday, July 26, 2021

Over the past year, there has been a lot of uncertainty and challenges. “Help is Here” is the latest initiative launched by the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division that focuses on supporting the behavioral health needs of North Dakotans.


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.