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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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Supporting Emotional and Behavioral Health

When stressful times occur, it is important to consider the emotional and behavioral health needs of the individuals around us.

Many people have experienced stressful situations and been uncertain where to go for help or how to respond effectively to mental health challenges. The NDSU Extension Service is working to bring more educational resources to local citizens and communities for the purpose of supporting emotional and behavioral health needs.

Shaundra Ziemann-Bolinske, NDSU Extension agent and Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, addressed the topic of behavioral health and responding to individuals in distress in a keynote speech at the Bismarck Veteran’s Services Memorial Day event. For further information on supporting emotional and behavioral health, particularly in support of veterans and their families, please access this educational video by visiting:

Source: Shaundra Ziemann-Bolinske, Extension Agent, Burleigh County Extension, (701) 221-6865,

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