The Bandana Project
The Bandana Project creates a visual support system around campus for anyone struggling with mental health issues. The bandanas are attached to student’s backpacks or displayed in WSC Personnel workspaces after individuals have taken a pledge to be a safe individual to approach with mental health- related issues and that they know where resources are. The green bandana is a sign of quiet solidarity.
In taking this bandana and tying it to my backpack or displaying in my workspace, I pledge:
- I will listen if you need to talk to someone
- I will talk to someone if I need to be listened to
- I will help you find someone to talk to when you need more support
- I will find someone to talk to when I need more support
- I will be accepting
- I will be honest
- I will see a person in need of support and not just their challenges
With this pledge, I am committing support for those dealing with depression and/or anxiety
- You can talk with me, I want to help
- You are way too important to feel alone today
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 help line, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and communicates via 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.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
CRISIS TEXT LINE
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.
VETERANS CRISIS LINE
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder.
DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE
The disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
THE TREVOR PROJECT FOR LGBTQ+ INDIVIDUALS
A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.
RAINN SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE
Get connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. Hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The NAMI HelpLine is a free service that provides information, referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.
2-1-1 BY THE UNITED WAY
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org
or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.