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The NDSU Extension Service recognizes the crucial need for mental and behavioral health awareness, education, and referrals. Although we do not employ mental health professionals, we provide educational resources on topics in mental and behavioral health and partner with existing groups and organizations to further training and support in this area. This site provides information on selected resources and programs to increase awareness and assist individuals in seeking out support for needs related to mental, emotional, and behavioral health.

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Behavioral Health 101 for Your Community

IVN Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health 101 training seminar, a 3-hour training session, was offered by the Prairie St. John’s mental health program in partnership with the NDSU Extension Service, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The training session included information and guidance on mental health issues in adults and children, depression and anxiety, substance abuse, autism spectrum disorder, and suicide prevention. The training session was broadcast by IVN (interactive video channel) to sites across the state of North Dakota and was open to a wide range of community professionals. Participants in the Behavioral Health 101 training session in North Dakota were involved at 17 different sites across the state. A total of 186 individuals participated in the training.

If you would like to view the recorded training, please contact Kim Bushaw at

Behavioral Health 101 for Your Community

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