Community Based Resources

Suicide is a preventable public health problem. One of the ways to prevent suicide is to talk about it. Helpline Center is here to connect you with available resources to start the conversation.

American Indians


South Dakota Suicide Prevention: Resources for American Indians
To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns:
Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults

Hope for Life Day Toolkit
Preventing and Responding to Suicide Clusters
in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Report

Health and Behavioral Health Care

Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Toolkit
Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices
Depression Toolkit for Primary Care Clinicians: The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) Adolescent Toolkit
Patients at Risk of Suicide: What Emergency Departments Need to Know

LGBTQ


South Dakota Suicide Prevention: LGBTQ
Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations: Information and Resources Kit

Military, Veteran, and Family Support



Everymembercounts.org

Older Adults

South Dakota Suicide Prevention: Resources for Seniors
Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Living Communities
Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Living Communities

Parents/Guardians/Families

It is important for parents to recognize changes in their child’s behavior that may indicate that something is wrong. It is not always easy to determine between the usual ups and downs of adolescent behavior and signs of something more serious. In addition, youth may be reluctant to discuss their feelings.
How to Safeguard your Home: A guide to Suicide Prevention in the Home
South Dakota Suicide Prevention: Resources for Parents/Guardians
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Resources for Parents/Guardians/FamiliesHow to talk to your teen about Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

Suicide Postvention as Suicide Prevention

The Helpline Center offers programming to assist individuals and communities after a suicide has occurred.  Learn more about postvention as prevention. For additional questions, please check out our Survivor Services or connect with Sheri Nelson, Helpline Center Postvention Coordinator.

Teens

Teen Suicide Prevention Resources

Additional Resources

A Guide for Funeral Directors: Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss