Strike Out the Stigma
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among North Dakotans aged 15 to 44, and yet nearly the entire state is designated as a mental health shortage area.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is partnering with The Village Family Service Center to raise awareness about mental health resources this summer. For every strikeout thrown at July home games by the Bismarck Larks, Minot Hot Tots and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, BCBSND's Caring Foundation will donate $50 to The Village Family Service Center. All donations will be given directly to The Village.
If you or someone you know needs mental health support, there are many ways to reach out for help.
If you are thinking about suicide
or worried about another
In other cases of emergency
For free, confidential resources,
listening and support.
Or text your zip code to 898‑211.
The BCBSND Caring Foundation will be accepting donations through July where 100% of the proceeds will go directly to The Village Family Service Center.
Your donations help support the following:
Minot Hot Tots
Mental and behavioral health are vital elements of overall well-being. Unfortunately, many people feel shame or reluctance with talking openly about it.
Data shows mental health issues are a major concern in North Dakota. The recent Social Determinants of Health report, by the BCBSND Caring Foundation and the NDSU Center for Social Research, offers key details:
Founded in North Dakota in 1891, The Village provides well-being services to over 80,000 people a year from locations across North Dakota and Minnesota.