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No Feeling is Final.

One in five people will experience some kind of mental illness in their lifetime. As common as silver cars. More common than being left-handed. Stigma remains.

Fargo Cass Public Health’s Health Promotion Division’s mission is to empower communities and individuals to live safe, active, and healthy lives through education, collaboration and policy.

Mental Health Work at Fargo Cass Public Health:

  • Inspire community-wide change through education
  • Work to increase understanding and reduce stigma
  • Partner with community agencies to increase positive emotional wellbeing in our community

Changing the Narrative on Mental Health and Suicide Training

Talking about attitudes, feelings, and beliefs about mental health and suicide can be uncomfortable for many people. Changing the Narrative on Mental Health and Suicide is an interactive conversation that will help participants change their perceptions of mental health.

Participants will:

• Understand the importance of language surrounding mental health and suicide

• Identify risk and protective factors

• Feel empowered to respond to someone is distress

• Discuss feelings, beliefs, and attitudes while talking about Mental Health and Suicide

Presenter:
Melissa Markegard, Mental Health Coordinator, Fargo Cass Public Health. Contact Melissa to schedule a presentation today!

  • This training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Unit within the Minnesota Department of Health in collaboration with the Minnesota Suicide Prevention Taskforce.
  • The North Dakota Board of Social Work has approved this training for 1.5 CEUs.

Crisis Resources

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, you are not alone and Fargo Cass Public Health encourages you to reach out to a mental health professional. If you do not feel comfortable speaking to a professional, start by reaching out to a close colleague, family member, friend, or utilize the resources below.

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
  • Crisis Text Line
    • Text HOME (or any word) to 741741 to text with a trained Crisis Counselor for free, anonymous, 24/7 support.
  • Southeast Human Service Center
  • Warmline.org
    • Warmlines are staffed by trained peers who have been through their own mental health struggles and know what it’s like to need someone to talk to.

Additional Help & Mental Health Resources