BISMARCK, N.D. – With crops unable to be harvested, hay sitting in floodwaters and livestock either still in the pasture or already on feed, farm and ranch stress is impacting communities across the state. But local community groups and individuals have offered a helping hand.
“There are some wonderful community support groups, clergy and other individuals who have stepped up to assist others in this time of need. It truly is people helping people,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “With needs increasing, these groups and individuals are feeling the toll and are looking for more resources.”
Groups and individuals needing more resources to support their friends and neighbors are encouraged to reach out to the North Dakota Department of Human Services at www.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/prevention/suicide or 701-328-8736 whether they need materials, access to professionals, more training or other tools.