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Mental Health Resources Available

Check out the resources on the new mental/behavioral health webpage. NDSU Extension developed it in response to North Dakota’s crucial need for awareness and education in mental and behavioral health, and referrals to services for people needing help.

Illustration by Natalie Jeanne Champagne

Extension specialists are finding helpful new resources for this site every week. The specialists check out the resources and list those that seem most useful for people who need help and those who are trying to help. Here are a few recent finds:

  • Mental Health First Aid ( - provides a consistent, comprehensive training. Participants learn about the various types of mental illness and how to assist people who need help.
  • The Elephant in the Room ( - a YouTube clip that plays off the notion that we tend to ignore the obvious but there is hope and healing when people are willing to talk about the elephant
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ( - includes information on suicide prevention, veterans, coping with trauma, eating disorders and resources in Spanish
  • Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours ( - a University of Minnesota Extension YouTube video that describes mental health and how it ebbs and flows in our lives. The video also discusses mental illness and how a diagnosis and help can make a difference in a person’s life and health.

Other learning opportunities on the mental/behavioral health webpage include an eXtension webinar ( for professionals developed by Amanda Raines and Jami Dellifield, Ohio State University, Hardin County.

Check the webpage often for new resources, and send us information on those that have helped you. When we share information on mental health, we all benefit from knowing how to help and whom to turn to for more information.

Illustration by Natalie Jeanne Champagne

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