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The University of North Dakota (UND) and NORC at the University of Chicago have partnered on a five-year grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address the steadily increasing suicide rate in western North Dakota (ND). Called ND HOPES, the program serves three disproportionately affected populations including rural residents, veterans, and LGBTQ+ youth residing where the suicide rate is significantly greater than the state average.

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