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June 1, 2020

Helpline Center to host Author & Grief Therapist, Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Dr. Wolfelt is one of North America’s leading grief counselors and the author of many best-selling books about healing in grief. This compassionate program will acknowledge that loss is an unavoidable part of human life, but it doesn’t have to prevent you from living well. We’re hosting a public event on Wednesday, July 29th and  [ more ]

May 29, 2020

Mourning Your Loss During a Time of Pandemic

April 20, 2020

Step Forward to Prevent Suicide

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and our concerns for the safety of all of our participants we have made the decision to hold the Step Forward to Prevent Suicide 2020 as a virtual event.On June 14, you are invited to join us for a Facebook live event at 9:00 a.m. This live event will feature  [ more ]

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-10 pandemic, the 211 Helpline Center is providing up to date information, assistance in finding food or other basic essential needs, and connecting volunteers to those who need them. In addition to connecting individuals with resources, we’re providing a centralized location for organizations and businesses to list available assistance, closures and  [ more ]

March 10, 2020

Understanding Overdose Grief: Dr. Alan Wolfelt

professionals Workshop RegistrationJuly 30, 2020 – 9am – 3:30pmCommunity Loss RegistrationJuly 29, 2020 – 6pm-8PMWe’re excited to announce that we’ll be live broadcasting the Community Loss event on Wednesday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m.  If you’d like a reminder for the event, simply head to the event page and indicate your interested and you’ll receive  [ more ]

March 6, 2020

Meaningful Moments

Meaningful Moments is an auction – but it’s more than that. This is our fundraising event to connect our community in the Black Hills in more ways – through business and personal donations and business and personal auction bids. Whether you are just wanting to browse and bid online, or can attend the Meaningful Moments  [ more ]

March 6, 2020

Survivor Support Group & Class

Surviving After Suicide Monthly Support GroupThe Surviving After Suicide Support Group is held at the Helpline Center in an atmosphere that is warm, friendly, and nonjudgmental. Anyone who has lost a family member or friend is invited to attend. We are here to support you whether your loss is recent or even years ago. Feelings  [ more ]

March 6, 2020

The Critical Importance of Seeking Support

Learning from the Geese, with permission by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., C.T.If there is ever a time in life when we need others to support and nurture us, it’s when someone we love dies through suicide. In many ways, “grief work” is the most difficult work we will ever do. And hard work is less  [ more ]

March 5, 2020

Reading for Healing

The following reviews are for two books that are among those available to borrow at no charge from the Helpline Center’s grief support library.  For more information, contact Jennie at or by calling (605) 274-1416.The Gift of Second: healing from the impact of suicideBrandy LidbeckOctober, 2016 by Gift PubFrom the publisher:Brandy Lidbeck is a  [ more ]

March 5, 2020

The Need to Tell Your Story

The Need to Tell Your Story, by Jennie Marks                                                                                         “A mourner is perforce a person with a story.The pity is how rarely it gets told.” – Christian McEwanThere is a difference between grief and mourning. Grief is all the natural feelings we feel and is a natural response we  [ more ]