Mental Health Monthly

October, 2020

Mental Health Hub Includes Contact Information for GFPS Unified Mental Health Team

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Here to Help

For many, the impact of COVID-19 has brought on additional stressors, which can certainly have an impact on our mental health. Please remember, Grand Forks Public Schools employs nearly 50 individuals with mental health training. Our school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, and mental health specialists are here to help students and families navigate this challenging time. Our Mental Health Hub has contact information for each of our trusted professionals so please don't hesitate to reach out and seek our assistance!

Families Strong

Families Strong! This is a FREE, online support group designed to help families impacted by addiction develop self-care, build social supports, and learn effective motivational strategies for interacting with a loved one who is struggling with the disease of addiction.

The main goals of this group are to provide support for family members and friends of individuals with substance use disorders and to assist the person with a substance use disorder in getting treatment.

Again, this program is completely FREE, but spots are LIMITED so we encourage interested individuals to sign up soon. Weekly meetings will begin in October so for more information or to register, click here:

In addition to this statewide resource, Grand Forks Public Schools has a Substance Abuse Counselor on staff available to help GFPS students and families. Cindy McMillan can be reached at or 701-317-2085.

Together, we can help build strong families and a strong community!

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Project Renew Provides FREE Crisis Counseling to Anyone Impacted by COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak is changing life for all of us. If you are feeling anxious, stressed, worried, sad, depressed, lonely, or frustrated during these times, Project Renew is here to help. FREE, confidential, crisis counseling is available to anyone affected by COVID-19. You are invited to call 701-213-1510 to talk with a trained counselor. Additional information can be found on the Project Renew website.