PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2018 

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Public News Service - ND: Mental Health

BISMARCK, N.D. - From depression to anxiety and bipolar disorder, one in four North Dakotans will experience some type of mental-health issue or concern this year, officials say - although a number of people with such issues will not seek treatment. For many, says mental-health expert JoAnne Hoesel

BISMARCK, N.D. - The oil boom in western North Dakota is shining a light on a problem statewide: the difficulty many people have in accessing mental health services. Susan Rae Helgeland, executive director of Mental Health America of North Dakota (MHAND), says one main issue is the lack of providers

BISMARCK, N.D. - There are 53 community health center clinics across the Dakotas, mostly serving rural patients. Now they'll be setting up technology systems that will allow easy access to health records thanks to a new grant from the Health Center Controlled Network. Deana Fuller with the Community

BISMARCK, N.D. - Many people who live in remote parts of rural North Dakota go without health care coverage or have limited access to it, and many depend on community health clinics scattered across the state. Under the new national health care law, that may soon be changing. Karen Larson, deput

FARGO, N.D. - Since 2004, the "211 ND" hotline has been a resource for North Dakotans who need confidential advice, information, referral and crisis management services - and this year, the need appears to be greater than ever. Combine the economic recession with the weather calamities of this summ

Jamestown, ND – It was ten years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court made its historic Olmstead decision that states are required to place persons with mental disabilities in community settings rather than in institutions. Some states are making progress toward that; some aren't, according t

Bismarck, ND – For North Dakota, it's been a double dose of emotional stress - first, the economic downturn; and now, the physical and mental stress from constant worry about everything lost in the disastrous floods. Today, State Director Susan Helgeland of Mental Health America of North Dako

Bismarck, ND – So far, North Dakota's winter has been beyond brutal, with record cold wind chills and snow piling up everywhere. Jim Moench, executive director of the North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium, says the time it takes for homeowners and businesses to clear sidewalks and park

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