If the person is in need of immediate medical attention or pose a threat to themselves or others contact medical and law enforcement services by calling 911. A person's medical condition takes priority over mental health or chemical dependency treatment. Law enforcement is allowed to take a person into custody for treatment and is trained in emergency commitment procedures.
If the person does not need immediate medical attention and does not pose a threat to themselves or others there are a number of options available, such as employee assistance programs through their or your employer or entering a local treatment facility.
Local Treatment Facilities
Southeast Human Service Center
2624 9th Avenue S
Department of Veteran's Affairs
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2101 Elm Street N
Essential Health Emergency Department
3000 32nd Avenue S
Sanford Hospital Emergency Room
720 4th Street N
Prairie St Johns
510 4th Street S
123 15th Street N
Someone Refusing Treatment
If you believe someone is in need of treatment but they refuse to seek help you may request the person to be evaluated. The request is made by completing North Dakota Supreme Court SFN 17260 (PDF) and submitting the completed form to the States Attorney's Office for their action. The Cass County States Attorney's Office is located at 211 9th Street S in Fargo. They can be reached at 701-241-5850.