Mental Health

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…

Fargo Native To Begin Streaming Network For “Good” In Support of Frontline Workers


Fargo native and self-quarantined Afghanistan War Veteran Mark Lindquist has a new mission. The entertainer is supporting the next round of post traumatic stress suffering people: healthcare, emergency and funeral workers. Starting Tuesday, he is offering a 10 hour a day, seven day a week streaming network for good, called Positivity Lives Here. It’s from 9 to 3 and 7…

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….

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…