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What Is FirstLink?

FirstLink is a free, confidential service available to anyone 24/7/365 for listening and support, referrals to resources/help, and crisis intervention. FirstLink answers the 211 helpline, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, and communicates via the text line 898-211. FirstLink provides these services across the entire state of North Dakota and parts of Minnesota. Dial 2-1-1 or text your zipcode to 898-211 from anywhere in our service area for confidential help and support.

FirstLink offers the Care and Support Program, a program that receives referrals from hospitals and clinics across North Dakota as well as the 211 Helpline and the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The program offers informational resources and coping strategies, encourages mental health treatment, and provides non-judgmental listening and support. Calls are offered weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly and work around your schedule.


Board of Directors

Christine Club

Thomas Tweten

Hollie McLean

Kyle Veum

Dave Lund

Dean Haaland

Elizabeth Medd

Kristi Clifton

Blaise Kautzman

Sarah Aaberg

24-Hour Helpline

Dial 211 or 701-235-SEEK (7335) for local community and volunteer resources or for listening and support.


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Dial 988 if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide.


Crisis Phone Services

Crisis Service Agencies contract with FirstLink to answer their phones after hours.

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