Behavioral HealthBetter Together.
- In the United States, only 41 percent of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional healthcare or other services.
- In the United States, almost half of adults (46.4 percent) will experience a mental illness during their lifetime.
Our focus is helping providers locate the resources in their community that can help reduce readmissions and Emergency Department (ED) utilization for those with behavioral health issues. A public health priority is substance use disorder involving opioids. We have included resources for you to use to address the opioid epidemic in our Medication Management page. In addition to behavioral health services, we have tools and resources to address polypharmacy and the use of antipsychotics/antianxiety medications.
Dementia affects around 50 million people worldwide and is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people. Our behavioral health focus also includes resources to improve dementia care in all healthcare settings.
Opioids are highly addictive narcotic substances commonly prescribed for chronic pain after surgery or injury. Opioids must be used with extreme caution even though they can provide powerful relief for those struggling with chronic pain.
Behavioral Health News
Mental Health Access
Behavioral Health Services – North Dakota State Government
Mental Health America of North Dakota
North Dakota HHS Behavioral Health
North Dakota Behavioral Health System Study
North Dakota Mental Health
North Dakota Behavioral Health Vision 20/20
National Institute of Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental Health Basics MentalHealth.gov
RHIhub-Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit
SAMHSA Treatment Locator
SAMHSA Practitioner Training: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Great Plains Quality Care Coalition
Our Vision: Through collaboration and partnership, we aspire to make healthcare in the Dakotas the best in the nation. We have partnered with committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to improve the care in our communities. Better together.