North Dakota Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

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.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Families USA

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.

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