North Dakota has a population of approximately 739,482 people. Close to 4% of adults in North Dakota (according to SAMHSA) live with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
Public mental health and substance use services in North Dakota are administered and provided by the North Dakota Department of Human Services–Behavioral Health Services.
Only 45.8% of adults with mental illness in North Dakota receive any form of treatment from either the public system or private providers (according to SAMHSA). The remaining 54.2% receive no mental health treatment. According to Mental Health America, North Dakota is ranked 8 out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. for providing access to mental health services.
Medicaid is a combined state and federal program that provides health coverage to people with low income, including those who are unable to work because of a mental health disability. Residents of North Dakota can apply for Medicaid through the North Dakota Health Marketplace.
Other North Dakota Resources
North Dakota Department of Human Services–Behavioral Health Services
North Dakota Medicaid
North Dakota 211 – 2-1-1 is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact 2-1-1 in any state, including North Dakota, simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.
National Alliance on Mental Illness–North Dakota – The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nationwide advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental health disorders in the United States. The national organization is organized into state and local affiliates, of which NAMI–North Dakota is one.