Mental Health

Supt. says Covid-19 is ‘leading to increase of stress & anxiety’ among students

Johnson says that's one of the main reasons why they're determined to keep their school doors open.

NORTH DAKOTA –  Governor Doug Burgum invites educators to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in schools. Although North Dakota continues to break records for the wrong reasons, the governor says their goals continue to be the same. “Protect the vulnerable, ensure hospital capacity, keep kids in school in-person, keep our economy open, that’s what we’ve been about since the beginning…

Sanford Health, Essentia Health address uptick in patients seeking mental health care

Sanford Health says they try to get new patients scheduled for an appointment within 60 days. Essentia Health says their wait is about a month.

FARGO, N.D. — There is greater stress about health, finances and the future during the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, it has also meant spending a lot of time alone. These are all things that can lead mental health to worsen, causing more people to reach out for help. “What is often described in the behavioral health world is this notion…

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…

NDSU lanches mental health app WellTrack for students, faculty and staff

The university says they've seen a big increase in anxiety, stress and depression.

FARGO, N.D.- NDSU launches a free mental health app to help students dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. WellTrack allows students, faculty and staff to take an assessment regarding any of these disorders. It also provides modules to do some self guidance learning. The university says they’ve seen a big increase in anxiety, stress and depression. They hope that through…

NDSU set to launch mental health and wellbeing app for students, faculty and staff

NDSU bought the app with funds provided by the CARES Act.

FARGO, N.D.–The North Dakota State University Counseling Center recently purchased a mental health and wellbeing app for students and the university community. The app, called WellTrack, will allow students, faculty or staff to take an assessment regarding depression, anxiety and stress. The app then provides self-help therapy and allows users to track their progress. More than two million students and…

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota offers members free mental health help

Learn to Live is available for free to members on most BCBSND plans throughout 2020

FARGO, N.D. — The coronavirus pandemic has brought on added stress, depression and anxiety for a lot of people, and North Dakotans are no exception. To make mental health help more accessible, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is offering free access to its online therapy service for members through the rest of the year. Learn to Live provides…

The Village Provides A Free Walk-In For Those Struggling During COVID-19

The service is available every Wednesday now through December 9th.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- The session is available in person or through zoom. People may receive a mental health screening, referrals to services and other supports. Those who do the in-person sessions will have to wait in their vehicle until they are called in. For staff at The Village, it was important to be able to provide access to those struggling without…

Ride To Support Suicide Awareness Is Hoping To Remove Stigma

According to the AFSP, there are 132 suicides everyday in the U.S.

HARWOOD, N.D.- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosts its annual ride to support mental health awareness and support for loss survivors. “We need to be voices for those struggling to use their voice,” said volunteer Catrina Gullickson. Catrina Gullickson lost her daughter Meghan to suicide eight years ago. “She was fun and bubbly. She had a smile from ear…

Fargo Police respond to suicidal individual with gun

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department responded to a mental health call at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The caller reported an individual with a gun was suicidal in the 500 block of 23 Avenue S. When officers arrived they set up a perimeter. The individual in question came out unarmed and followed the officers’ orders. The individual was transported to…

Health Experts Discuss How To Deal With Isolation And Family Tension Amid COVID-19

She encourages people to find a hobby at home, whether that is knitting, painting, or doing puzzles.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Mental health professionals say they’ve been kept busy with patients as the coronavirus creates tension between some families. “Family dynamic questions, how to deal with increased family stress, increase behavior from kids, lots of, lots of different things.,” says Christina Smestad, Mental Health Professional, The Village Family Service Center. They say it’s important for families to find…