Suicide Prevention & Crisis Support 

The Helpline Center is South Dakota’s leader in suicide prevention and response. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts please call 1-800-273-8255 anytime, day or night, and we will provide you with the caring support you need. All South Dakotans have access to the crisis line all day, every day. The service is free and confidential.

For immediate help please call:

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Prevention Training

The Helpline Center offers multiple trainings related to suicide prevention and mental health.
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If you or someone you know needs help with depression, relationships, drugs, alcohol or suicidal thoughts please call:

Survivor Services

A suicide survivor is someone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

Losing a loved one to suicide can be very emotional. The Helpline Center provides several services specifically designed to support survivors as they are coping with their loss. The Helpline Center is available 24-hours a day to listen and provide support for any survivor by dialing 211.

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Teen & College Crisis Texting

Students from several different high schools and universities in South Dakota can text to talk with caring staff. Help is available 24/7. Click for below to see if your school is part of one of the crisis texting programs!

Text4Help (high school)

Text4Hope (University)


Suicide is a preventable public health problem. One of the ways to prevent suicide is to talk about it.  There are many resources available for schools and communities to implement to be prepared to assist someone at risk of suicide.

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Step Forward to Prevent Suicide

The Step Forward to Prevent Suicide event raises awareness about suicide and prevention. There are several community events held in South Dakota. As our communities and state continue to experience the loss of our family and friends to suicide the Step Forward to Prevent Suicide event promotes hope and healing for all that participate. There is hope through raising awareness about suicide and funding prevention programs. We can all help by stepping forward to make a difference.

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Helpline Open

The Helpline Center Open raises funds for suicide prevention and aftercare programs offered through the Helpline Center.

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