Human Services announces launch of 988 emergency number that supplements N.D.'s behavioral health crisis support

FirstLink will continue to answer 211 helpline for information requests and crisis-related calls


July 25, 2022

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announced that North Dakota has joined other states in using 988, a new three-digit number that connects people who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis to trained crisis counselors. Firstlink is the centralized call center that will answer 988 calls in North Dakota.

North Dakotans are encouraged to call or text...

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