State behavioral health experts at State Fair

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division will be at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot through July 27, in Commercial Building II to spread the word that “Behavioral Health is Health” and to demonstrate different services offered to North Dakotans to support recovery and save lives. Hours are from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

By 2020, mental and substance use disorders are expected to surpass all physical diseases worldwide as major causes of disability. Behavioral health conditions affect people from all walks of life and age groups. Nine percent of North Dakota adults are living with an addiction and 17 percent are living with a mental illness.

The Behavioral Health Division is responsible for reviewing and identifying service needs and activities in the state’s behavioral health system to ensure health and safety, access to services and quality services.