Reach out for Help:

988- There is Hope

988 is a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, suicide crisis, or substance use. People can also call 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

The Helpline Center, in collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Social Services, remain steadfast in our work to provide help and hope to individuals when it’s needed most.

Call 988 for:

Help with mental-health related distress
Suicide crisis or having suicidal thoughts
Help with substance use disorders
Behavioral health resources and treatment options
24/7 emotional support
Help with a loved one's behavioral health


988 Frequently Asked Questions