If you live in a county or reservation that has a Presidential Disaster Declaration with individual assistance, you may be eligible to receive crisis counseling through Project Renew. Project Renew is a joint effort of the North Dakota Department of Human Services and Lutheran Disaster Response to help flood survivors build resiliency.
Crisis counseling can assist you in understanding your situation and reactions, mitigating stress, reviewing recovery options, developing coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with other individuals and agencies who may help survivors in their recovery process.
Call 2-1-1 to access counseling services.Mental Health Resource Lines
If you are having trouble coping with flood related emotions and stresses please consider calling one of the resource lines located at regional human service centers. All calls are confidential.
- Bismarck – 1-888-328-2112
- Devils Lake – 1-701-662-5050
- Dickinson – 1-866-491-2472
- Fargo – 1-888-342-4900
- Grand Forks – 1-800-845-3731
- Jamestown – 1-800-260-1310
- Minot – 1-888-470-6968
- Williston – 1-800-231-7724
There are a number of statewide resources that provide assistance in times of stress. This directory gives you contact information and links to these providers. Red River Resilience
A site out of the Red River Valley dedicated to resilient ways of thinking and behaving, which result in successful coping and adaptation to challenging situations. Maintain a Healthy State of Mind
Explore the common reactions to disasters and how people in different age groups can prepare for, respond to, and recover from their experiences. Dealing with the Stress of Relocation
Booklet to help family members deal with the stress of relocation due to disaster. Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event
A traumatic event can affect your personal, family, work and financial life. Learn more about managing your stress and when to get help from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Information for Coping & Stress Relief
There are a number of resources that offer information on preparing and caring for children during disasters.
- Video: Some Days: Dealing with Flood Stress – Staying Resilient – ND Deparmtnet of Human Services
- Preventing Violence after a Disaster – Centers for Disease Control
- Coping with Disaster – FEMA
- Bereavement & Loss: Coping with Grief – FEMA
- A Flood of Emotions – NDSU Extension
- Dealing with Stress After a Disaster – NDSU Extension
- The Stress Test – NDSU Extension
- Self-Care After a Disaster – Veteran’s Affairs
- The Village Financial Resource Center