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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.

Working with Distressed People

A Resource for Students!
Imagine Thriving is a wonderful resource for students and parents who care about someone with mental health concerns.
Regional Human Service Centers
Working with Distressed People
New publication - Working With Distressed Clientele - FS1789
Behavioral Health 101 for Your Community
Working with rural clients under stress
New prevention publications from State of North Dakota
Responding to Distressed People
You want to help. As a friend, professional, family or community member, you may encounter people in distress. This information will help you know what to look for, recognize warning signs and take a course of action.
National Safety Council Website
Helgaas Burgum: Now is the time to address addiction and reinvent recovery
Build Your Self-Care Snowman
Webinar Announcement
Americans are killing themselves at an alarming rate. Since 1999, nearly 2 million people living in the U.S. died from causes related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide.
Opioid Epidemic
Drought and Stress: Staying Resilient
Mental Health First Aid Newsletter
ND Teen Suicide Rate 3 Times Higher Than National Average
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.
Farming and Ranching in Tough Times
Farmers/ranchers and their family members experience pressure from all directions. While all of us must contend with economic ups and downs or family concerns, farmers have added uncertainties such as the weather and commodity prices that directly influence their lives and farming operations.
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.
Mental Health In the Workplace

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