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April 7, 2021

Step Forward to Prevent Suicide

As our communities and state continue to experience the loss of family and friends to suicide, the Step Forward to Prevent Suicide event promotes hope and healing for all who participate. This event raises awareness and support for the Helpline Center’s local suicide prevention services and survivor support programs. 100% of the proceeds stay local!When: Saturday,  [ more ]

March 24, 2021

Surviving After Suicide Support – Now Virtual

Each year nearly 45,000 people die in the United States by suicide. This leaves over 1 million close relatives in the United States every year who have survived the suicide of a loved one. Survivors of a loss to suicide are often left with a unique grief full of questions, and conflicting feelings, guilt, and  [ more ]

March 17, 2021

211 Data Snapshot 2020

Each year the Helpline Center provides a data overview of the trends and needs identified by the contact data with comparison data from previous years. 211 is an information, referral and crisis helpline that provides resource information on non-profit, social service and government programs. 211 responds to a wide variety of requests from people seeking  [ more ]

March 8, 2021

Meaningful Moments

Register to bidKnowledge is power. Access to information and resources during times of need is essential to growth, stability, safety and community. The Helpline Center exists to connect community members to community resources in a purposeful and impactful way. And, you’re a part of our community – so we need your help.Meaningful Moments is an  [ more ]

March 8, 2021

Helpline Center now offering Lyft rides for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

The Helpline Center, in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Health, is excited to announce the launch of a new service that will provide free Lyft rides for individuals to their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.“The Helpline Center is pleased to offer this critical service to high risk groups in South Dakota. We know that transportation  [ more ]

February 17, 2021

Survivor Voices

Survivor Voices: Sharing the Story of Suicide Loss is a two-day training designed to teach those bereaved by suicide how to speak safely and effectively about their experience and loss. Through the sharing of personal stories, survivors of suicide loss provide insight that goes beyond traditional suicide prevention training. These insights can promote healing for  [ more ]

February 17, 2021

Surviving Suicide Loss, Surviving Traumatic Stress

by Jennie MarksThe terms trauma and traumatic stress do not apply only to survivors of war, natural disaster, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, violent crime, or of a horrific accident. They also apply to those who have suffered a loss through the death of someone close to them. The trauma is even greater when the death  [ more ]

February 15, 2021

Spirit of Volunteerism: COVID-19 Edition

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is a long standing event that celebrates the contributions of volunteers in the Sioux Empire and Black Hills communities. In 2021, we will be focusing on appreciating COVID-19 volunteers.  Those who have stepped up and volunteered during the pandemic. Honorees could include but not limited to those who:– Volunteered during a  [ more ]

December 28, 2020

Safe Space SD

Life throws a lot at us sometimes. Navigating the twists and turns brought on by school, friends, work or health issues can sometimes leave us in a place that we don’t want to be. If you are feeling lonely, frustrated or uncertain about the future it’s okay to reach for a helping hand. The Helpline Center is dedicated to getting you  [ more ]

November 12, 2020

Ring Theory Helps Us Bring Comfort In…and “Dump” Our Own Stuff Out

Ring Theory Helps Us Bring Comfort In … and “Dump” Our Own Stuff OutBy Elana Premack Sandler, L.C.S.W., M.P.H.Reprinted, with permission, from Psychology Today, May, 2017A few years ago, psychologist Susan Silk and her friend Barry Goldman wrote about a concept they called the “Ring Theory.” It’s a theory to help yourself know what to  [ more ]