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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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ND Teen Suicide Rate 3 Times Higher Than National Average

North Dakota teens are three times more likely to commit suicide than their peers nationwide, according to the most recent data available.

Read the news story to discover how one prevention program in North Dakota, titled “Sources of Strength,” was developed with members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

The data for the story are from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) Mortality File and U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates. The numbers were obtained from the Federally Available Data (FAD) Resource Document.

 

Sources:

www.ndsu.edu/csr

www.ndkidscount.org

www.ndcompass.org

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