211 ND - FirstLink
Dial 2-1-1 or 701-235-7335 on the telephone to connect to FirstLink's Information and Referral Hotline.  It is a free phone helpline available 24/7 to the public.

Coal Country Community Health Center Receives Federal Grant
Coal Country Community Health Center(CCCHC) is one of twenty recipients in the nation of a Network Development grant from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The purpose of the Network Development grant program is to expand access, coordinate and improve the quality of essential health care services, and enhance the delivery of health care in rural areas. CCCHC will act as fiscal agent, partnering with Mental Health America of North Dakota; ND Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health; Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Behavioral Health Department; and the ND Area Health Education Center to increase access to behavioral health Care and eliminate behavioral health disparities to rural and tribal communities.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Families USA

Live Your Life Well
Live Your Life Well is a national public education campaign dedicated to helping people better cope with stress and enhance their well-being. With increasing economic worries added to the pressures of work and family, stress can take a huge toll on a person's health, mood, productivity and relationships.

Mental Health America (National)
Our parent organization.

MHA Affiliates
Search by city, state, or zip to find an affiliate.

Missouri Slope Areawide United Way

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
An article on a study that was done with National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) that was sent out to our state ASIST trainers.

North Dakota State Hospital Museum

Out of the Darkness Walks
In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 15 minutes, claiming more that 34,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute; with close to one million people attempting sucide annually. With your participation, you will not just be walking, and your donors will not just be writing a check-you will be helping to save lives.

Outreach Partnership Program
The Outreach Partnership Program is a nationwide initiative of the NIMH with support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). The program enlists national and state organizations in partnerships to help bridge the gap between latest scientific findings; informing the public about mental disorders, alcoholism, and drug addiction; and reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with these illnesses. The Program strives to increase public awareness about the importance of basic and clinical research in improving treatments for-and ultimately curing and preventing-mental illnesses and addiction disorders through advancing knowledge about the brain and behavior. The Program also provides NIMH with the opportunity to engage community groups across the U.S. in developing a national research agenda grounded in public health need.

Qualified Health Plans (QHPs)
Under the new health insurance law, also known as the Affordable Care Act, insurance plans offered through the Marketplace are known as Qualified Health Plans (QHPs).  They are required to include some essential community providers (ECPs).   ECPs are providers that serve mostly low-income medically underserved individuals.   CMS/CCIIO has posted a list of ECPs to assist health insurance issuers in locating ECPs.  QHPs do not have to include all safety net providers in their networks. Direct service providers must reach out to health insurers now if you want to get into their networks for 2014.
For more information on the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace click on Marketplace.

Red River Resilience
For more information about developing resiliency.

Sources of Strength
Sources of Strength is a best practice youth suicide prevention project that utilizes the power of peer social networks to change unhealth norms and culture and ultimately prevent suicide, bullying, and substance abuse.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration