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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.


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.

A Work in Progress

The content on this webpage is a first step in providing reliable, valid, and useful information about various elements of behavioral health. However, like many other aspects of our life during the current COVID-19 pandemic, information about behavioral health is constantly changing and developing. Please check this site regularly for new information and helpful resources.

COVID-19 Behavioral Health Modules

There is a growing need for scientifically and clinically valid information to assist the public in gaining awareness of potential behavioral health issues in the current pandemic. This includes information on how to manage stress effectively and seek behavioral health assistance when needed. We understand that members of our community are being bombarded with information coming from a variety of different sources. The following information, which has been collected by trained members of our partnership team, is meant to provide members of our community with reliable information, tips, and resources for managing behavioral health concerns during (and following) the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Us

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

Questions about the information on this webpage can be sent to:

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.