LaMoure man walking east to west across ND for mental health awareness

A man is walking all the way to Montana for self-reflection, one step at a time.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — 32-year-old David McDonald began his journey right by the Red River in Moorhead and is walking across the entire state, until he reaches Montana. McDonald had a drug overdose nine years ago and said he found God shortly after hearing about Fargo’s New Life Center. At this time last year, his father passed away from a…

ND First Lady & other organizers preparing for 6th annual Recovery Reinvented

The Alerus Center in Grand Forks hosts the event on November 3.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — Organizers are preparing for the sixth annual Recovery Reinvented. It’s next Thursday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Kathryn Burgum, the First Lady of North Dakota, created Recovery Reinvented as a way to help end the stigma around substance abuse. “The reason why I struggled with my addiction for 20 years and the reason…

Gov. Burgum & First Lady hold fourth annual Recovery Reinvented event

Recovery Reinvented is designed to open up conversations about getting help for diseases like mental health & addiction

BISMARCK, N.D.- Governor Doug Burgum & First Lady Katheryn Burgum virtually held the fourth annual Recovery Reinvented event. It’s a free, daylong event focused on eliminating addiction stigma by reinventing recovery. The first lady has been in long-term recovery for alcohol addiction for 18 years. The event brought in 2,500 online viewers from around the state & other countries. Headlining…

North Dakota First Lady Joins First Lady In Supporting Workers In Recovery

Roundtable Event Held At The White House

THE WHITE HOUSE — “And that’s why I also want to give a shout-out to First Lady Burgum from North Dakota who has been very public with her story. That’s how you bust stigma.” High praise for North Dakota’s First Lady Kathryn Burgum at The White House from the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams. Burgum taking part in a…

How To Help A Loved One Struggling With Addiction

Knowing what to do during an overdose can be a life or death situation.

FARGO, N.D. – It’s never easy seeing a loved one go through addiction and even harder seeing them almost lose their life because of it. “Addiction is an issue in our community and we need to reduce that stigma and get them help. So, help our loved ones, help our family members, help our employees, help our co-workers,” Fargo Police…

ND First Lady Encourages Reaching Out To Those Struggling With Mental Health & Addiction

Department of Health Offers Resources On Its Website

BISMARCK, N.D. — Talk turns to mental health and those battling addiction during the pandemic. North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Burgum says we can all play a role to help those who are struggling. “Reach out to them on social media,” said Burgum. “You know if you have FaceTime, FaceTime someone. Write them a note. Just reach out and connect….

Runners Race to Raise Awareness About Addiction

Money Raised For The Race Will Be Given To The First Step Recovery Program

MOORHEAD, Minn. –While runners were getting set for the big 5k run, one woman on the sidelines is jogging her own memories of the addiction she beat over a decade ago. “I entered this program myself 11 years ago, and I have been sober the entire 11 years, and it’s a great program I recommend it to people and if…

Fargo Church Relocates After 10 Years

Recovery Worship's new location will be inside the First United Methodist Church at 906 First Avenue South

FARGO, N.D. — “This is the perfect place for imperfect people.” That’s how Pastor John Roberts describes Recovery Worship, a church for those who have been affected by addiction – from alcoholism and substance abuse to gambling or overeating. “And it may not be the addicts themselves. It could be family members, loved ones, parents, partners, spouses, children. Anybody whose…

Rep. Kelly Armstrong Holds Roundtable on Addiction in Grand Forks

What works for one person may not work for another

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Addiction is an issue that doesn’t discriminate. North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong held a roundtable to hear how local groups are tackling the issue. A theme that many organizations shared with Armstrong is the need for support. That’s everything from support through treatment to finding housing. Amber Anderson, a former meth addict, is now using her…

Fargo Cass Public Health Offers Free Naloxone Training

Everyone at the training got an emergency response kit with nasal spray

          FARGO, N.D. — You don’t have to be part of the fire department or ambulance to help if you see someone overdose. Fargo Cass Public Health offered a free naloxone training to the public. The class was completely full and even had a waiting list. Some people came because it relates to their work, but others…