PNS Daily Newscast - November 24, 2017 

On today’s rundown, all eyes on the G.O.P. tax plan - labor groups say it’s not good for working families, and the view from Michigan is the likely loss of many services across the state; plus, report today on Black Friday and Native American Heritage Day

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Public News Service - ND: Mental Health

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

Fargo, ND – North Dakota ranks second in the nation in the number of suicides in the 15 to 24 age group. It is a troubling statistic that Miss North Dakota, Tessie Jones, has taken to heart; mental health and suicide prevention is the platform that Jones takes to the Miss America Pageant in La

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