North Dakota has 53 counties. Only five of them do NOT have a mental healthcare shortage issue: Burleigh, Cass, Grand Forks, Morton, and Ward. Well, over half (57.7%) of North Dakota adult residents suffering from a mental condition receive no care whatsoever. For the state’s youth, the picture is similar. Around 54.2% of youths with depression received no care.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all North Dakota residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
Human Service Centers
North Dakota Behavioral Health Services offers a crisis hotline. Simply call 1-800-282-5005 and for a list of crisis hotlines by region, visit their website. There are also a few more links to external resources at the bottom of the page.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.