Managing your Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health Screening Tools
Online screening is a quick way to determine if you should seek help to manage your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.
Ask an Expert
Click here to read providers' answers to common behavioral health questions from our community.

How Stress Affects the Body

Behavioral Health Bridge

Supports for our communities

The Behavioral Health Bridge is powered by a partnership between Sanford Health and the University of North Dakota. The purpose of the Behavioral Health Bridge is to provide information on common behavioral health conditions and launch virtual behavioral health treatments to address the current needs of people in our community.

Purpose of the Behavioral Health Bridge

The content on this webpage is a first step in providing reliable, valid, and useful information about various elements of behavioral health in North Dakota.

New resources are being added regularly:
  • View and utilize interactive Health Screening Tools. These screening tools have been shown to accurately reflect an individual’s level of risk for anxiety, alcohol use, depression, drug use, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Read common behavioral health questions from community members, and answers from North Dakota providers under Ask an Expert.
  • Check back regularly for new resources around common behavioral health concerns added under Managing your Health.
  • Coming soon: Collaboration with the Center for Rural Health, Project ECHO™ to assist North Dakota clinicians in identifying and caring for patients presenting with potential behavioral health concerns.
  • Access scientifically and clinically valid information about aspects of behavioral health during the COVID-19 pandemic through modules on:


Beginning in March of 2020, a team of individuals with experience in psychiatry, bio-behavioral research, rural health equity, social work, behavioral health workforce development, and behavioral health stigma began to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the behavioral health of North Dakota residents.

The Behavioral Health Bridge is a partnership between Sanford Health and the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.


Modules describing signs and symptoms of behavioral health conditions are not diagnostic. If you have questions or concerns about your mental well-being, contact My Sanford Nurse at 701.234.5000, 1.800.821.5167, or click here to find a Sanford Health care professional. If you are having thoughts of self-harm, call the suicide prevention LIFELINE anytime at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If this is an emergency, please call 911.