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…

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…

Getting By Through Music: How A Fargo VA Doctor Deals With COVID-19 Stress

"But, I didn't know it was going to save me, eventually, from getting burned out."

FARGO, N.D.- “We can prescribe a pill that can cure the body, but singing sort of cures the soul,” says Yuri Nakasato, a Rheumatologist at the Fargo VA Hospital. Dr. Yuri Nakasato has been using tunes to escape from the challenging times that have been looming over him for the last couple of months. “A way to be somewhere else….

LIVE: How To Cope With Stresses Of Society

A pandemic. Worldwide protests. We are living in a more stressful time than we've seen in a long time.

  A pandemic. Worldwide protests. We are living in a more stressful time than we’ve seen in a long time. The Village Family Service Center has some tips to help cope with the stresses we’re all dealing with. Counselor Denise Hellekson says you can help your stress levels by not focusing on what-ifs. She says our minds always go 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…

Experts Discuss Ways To Make Quarantining With Your Family Less Stressful

These unprecedented times, especially being confined at home, can make emotions and tensions run high.

FARGO, N.D.- Experts say it’s important to take this time to bond with each other, find an activity that you can do with your family or significant other. They also say it’s important to  make sure to let them know that you appreciate them by doing things around the house. “Do nice things for each other. This is the time of…

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…

Signs Kids are Overwhelmed With Back-to-School Stress

The stress may be too much if it interferes with day-to-day functioning

Going back to school can mean a lot of stress for students, whether that’s worrying about fitting in or doing well in class. Experts say transitioning from summer to the school year is often a total 180 for kids. “You kind of go from not a lot of expectations to all of a sudden having every hour your day planned…

Women’s Health Conference Helping Community Members Manage Stress

Pillars of health include exercise, nutrition, mental health and spirituality

FARGO, N.D. — Women take a break from their normal routines to focus on putting stress aside and have a better well-being at a Women’s Health Conference. When someone feels stressed, their bodies act as if they are getting ready for war. “Just think back to when we were cave people. There’s a lion outside the cave. Your body thinks it’s…

Therapy Dogs Helping College Students Finish Strong

At least 7 therapy dogs were on UND's campus to help relieve the stress of finals

GRAND FORKS, ND — Students studying for finals at UND had some extra furry visitors for the day. Seven therapy dogs made appearances at the university to take the edge off of students who are studying for finals. Students were able to sit and play with the dogs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Library in order to…