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western North Dakota

Everyone Has a Role to Play in Preventing Suicide

ND HOPES is a suicide prevention initiative in western North Dakota.

A partnership between the University of North Dakota and NORC at the University of Chicago, ND HOPES provides programs, resources, and supports for all residents and tailored programming for rural communities, veterans, and LGBTQIA2S+ youth. Taking a strengths-based approach grounded in positivity, hope, and resilience, ND HOPES aims to reduce suicide morbidity and mortality across the region.


Spreading hope throughout North Dakota, one day at a time.

What We Do

We work with over 25 partner organizations to provide suicide prevention education, training, programs, services, resources, and supports.


Veterans who live in the state of North Dakota


North Dakota population lives in rural areas


Individuals living in North Dakota identifying as LGBTQ+

Accepting Applications

North Dakota Zero Suicide Community of Practice

ND HOPES is now accepting applications to join the North Dakota Zero Suicide Community of Practice! Zero Suicide is the leading suicide prevention model for health and behavioral health care settings. Our Community of Practice will bring together health systems and clinics across North Dakota to share knowledge and build motivation to implement Zero Suicide. Click here for application instructions. For questions, please contact   

Featured Resource

Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth: Resource Guides for Professionals, Families, and Communities 

LGBTQIA2S+ Resource Guide image

These guides can help professionals, families, and communities support the mental well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) youth. The series includes a resource guide and four companion focus guides designed for specific populations. The guides center the input of LGBTQIA2S+ individuals and those who have experienced suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

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