If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your Local Answerer
FirstLink is your local agency that answers The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, serving the entire state of North Dakota and parts of Minnesota.
We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Suicide Education Outreach
FirstLink’s Suicide Education Outreach has provided the community with valuable information since 1996. Participants receive training on warning signs, risk factors and statistics. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds. Students receive valuable and beneficial information that may help them save their own life or the life of someone they know.
Suicide Intervention Training
FirstLink offers Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) to the community. This is a 2-day workshop to train individuals to become suicide first aid caregivers.
Suicide Prevention Training
FirstLink offers Suicide Prevention Trainings to local professionals. Trainings can be tailored to meet the needs of the organization or agency.