If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available.
FirstLink is a free, confidential service offering listening and support, referrals to resources/help, and crisis intervention 24 hours a day.
FirstLink provides these services across the entire state of North Dakota and parts of Minnesota.
Disasters have the potential to produce high levels of stress, anxiety, and anger in those who are affected. Here are links to resources and support for anyone impacted by emergencies and disasters.
DeafLEAD Disaster Stress Helpline VideoPhone
DeafLEAD is a safe space for anyone in need of support who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters such as fires, mass shootings, and terrorism.
The Disaster Distress Helpline VideoPhone (VP-DDH) is a toll-free American Sign Language crisis counselors support service available 24/7 through videophone to all residents in the U.S. and its territories who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
To access this service, use your personal videophone or smartphone with a video relay service to dial (800) 985-5990 or click on the “ASL Now” button below.
Farm and Ranch Stress
Farming and ranching are stressful - adverse weather, disease, regulations, volatile commodity prices, family dynamics, and financial worries are constant. These resource linked here can help you manage that stress.
What You Can Do to Help
If someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, you can be the difference in getting them the help they need.
It’s also important to take care of yourself when you are supporting someone through a difficult time, as this may stir up difficult emotions. If it does, please reach out for support yourself.
"AM I DEPRESSED OR JUST SAD?"
Take this short quiz to explore your emotional health from Mental Health America.
While this quiz is not a clinical diagnostic tool, it gives you results you're encouraged to share with a trusted family member, friend, clergy, or healthcare professional.