Mental Health

Lutheran Social Services receives grant to help victims of crime

The non-profit organization received $25,000 from the VOCA grant.

FARGO, N.D. — For those who have suffered as the victim of a crime, trauma doesn’t end when it’s over. There is often a long road to recovery and therapy can be a huge part of that. “Without therapy services, people are dealing with unresolved trauma and it leads to all kinds of lasting effects that affect not just the…

Man Arrested at Fargo Cashwise after Threatening to Shoot People

Police say the man was unarmed.

FARGO, N.D.–A man was arrested after he threatened to shoot multiple people at a Cashwise on Monday. Officers responded to 1401 33rd Street S. and were able to quickly detain the man without incident. Police say the man was unarmed. He was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.   Categories: Crime, Local News, North Dakota News…

Fargo police officers won’t be disciplined after blinding man with pepperball gun

His mother says she's not surprised by the investigation outcome

FARGO, N.D. — A 13-page internal investigation says Fargo Police officers acted appropriately back in October, when they shot 27-year-old Tyler Patel with a pepperball gun and blinded him in one eye. “There’s definitely some pieces here that are not coming together in a way that they should, let’s put it that way. It’s like adding two plus two and…

The Village Cuts Ribbon On New Moorhead Office

Workers say the new office space will allow them to increase their staff size and take in more patients.

MOORHEAD, MINN — The Village cuts the ribbon on it’s newest Moorhead offices. Along with the ribbon cutting they also offiered tours of the facility. The new building specializes child services, mental health counseling in home family therapy and truancy intervention. Workers say the new office space will allow them to increase their staff size and take in more patients….

West Fargo Public Schools encourages people to speak up about mental health

A student success forum was held with keynote speaker and mental health advocate Jeff Yalden

FARGO, N.D. — It’s not rare for teenagers to have to deal with mental health, but unfortunately, it is less common to hear those same people address their issues. “Kids don’t open up because they are afraid that you’re going to judge them, that you are not going to validate their thoughts and their feelings,” mental health advocate Jeff Yalden…

Hoof Beats For Healing Hosts Fundraiser

This is the organization's first time running the fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. — Hoof Beats for healing is a non–profit organization dedicated to getting its patients a different kind of treatment through Equine Assisted Therapy. “The results are just phenomenal, what would take months or years in traditional therapy we are seeing in weeks or months with the horses.” The organization says a part of the miraculous effects of the…

“More Than Sad” Suicide Awareness Talk In Fargo

This session is just one in many the group does with the local community

  FARGO N.D. — More Than Sad is a national program meant to help educate people about suicide prevention. That’s why the North Dakota Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting talks to help bring awareness to a serious issue. The event held at the Dr.James Carlson Fargo Public Library focused on working with parents on how…

Fargo Trust Officers host assembly at Davies High School

They spoke about mental health, positivity and social media.

FARGO, N.D.-  The assembly featured musicians and speakers including North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Burgum who spoke about her struggles when she was in high school. Everyone involved wants teens to know that they have people who they can reach out to. They also spoke about how social media influences kids to be someone they’re not to fit in and…

Lutheran Social Services Provides Help for Farmers

They are trying to break the stigma regarding mental health.

FARGO, N.D.- The recent snow storm has taken a toll on many farmers across North Dakota and Minnesota. Whether it’s because of shame or pride, many farmers decide not to reach out for help when they’re feeling stressed or in a bad place. Area farmers have been dealing with a lot of stress due to weather, low commodity prices and…

How A Family Affected by Suicide is Spreading Mental Health Awareness

According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States

HAWLEY, Minn. — A Hawley family is celebrating the memory of their daughter exactly one year after her passing. The Bjorndahls lost their daughter Katie to an overdose on September 29, 2018. Now, nearly 150 friends, family, teammates, teachers and colleagues are gathered at the Hawley Softball Field in her honor. The memorial is a marriage of music, poetry and…