FARGO—Police, educators, paramedics and mental health professionals now have a new tool to help assess suicide risk in people and guide them to appropriate services. The widespread adoption of a survey, based on research and shown to help reduce suicides, is the result of the local ReThink Mental Health initiative, which has been working to fill gaps in behavioral health services.
Concordia College will allow students who are 21 years old to drink "limited quantities" of alcohol in private living areas on campus, ending a 125-year prohibition for students who can drink legally. The new campus alcohol policy, still being drafted with student input, was approved this summer by the Concordia Board of Regents and will take effect Jan. 1. Drinking by underage students will remain prohibited. "We're just beginning the process" of drafting the new policy, Sue Oatey, Concordia's vice president and dean of student affairs, said Wednesday, Sept. 28.