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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

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 the 9...