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.
Programs and Services
Working with community groups and organizations to implement evidence-based strategies and programs that reduce the risk of suicide
Serving Western North Dakota with specific programs, services, resources, and supports for rural residents, veterans, and LGBTQIA2s+ youth
Using county- and region-specific data to guide suicide prevention efforts
Veterans who live in the state of North Dakota
North Dakota population lives in rural areas
Individuals living in North Dakota identifying as LGBTQ+
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 email@example.com.
Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth: Resource Guides for Professionals, Families, and Communities
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.