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December 11, 2019

Survivors of Suicide Attempts Support Group

The Helpline Center will soon begin offering a support group for suicide attempt survivors. The support group will provide a chance to meet others who have survived a suicide attempt, and an opportunity to learn skills that will help cope with suicidal thoughts and feelings in order to stay safe in the future.For more information,  [ more ]

November 27, 2019

Surviving After Suicide Support Class

The Helpline Center is pleased to offer this 10-week education and support class for survivors of suicide. Each class of the 10 weeks focuses on a unique aspect of survivor grief and is followed by a support session allowing members to share their stories. The supportive mourning process is guided by a guidebook and journal  [ more ]

October 30, 2019

Healing Reads

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 Marks via email at or by calling (605)274-1416.Dying to Be Free, a Healing Guide for Families after a SuicideBeverly Cobain and Jean LarchHazelden Publishing, 2009Beverly  [ more ]

October 30, 2019

Is Support Group Right For You?

By: Jennie MarksHelpline Grief Support CoordinatorIn the face of a recent suicide loss, many people suggest a support group to survivors. You may wonder if that advice is right for you. Support groups are not for everyone, but to many survivors they provide a safe space to express feelings and share memories with others who  [ more ]

October 30, 2019

The Mind-Body Connection: Taking Care of Your Health During Grief

The mind and body are intricately connected, which results in a physical response to our emotions, thoughts, and actions. Poor emotional health weakens the body’s immune system, making us more susceptible to minor illnesses, infections, such as colds and flu, and long-term illnesses. Consequently, the manner in which we take care of our health while  [ more ]

October 30, 2019

Survivor’s of Suicide Loss Day

Please join us on November 23, 2019 as we observe International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Our two events are specifically planned for those who have lost someone to suicide. Both events are free of charge, but registration is required.The first gathering will be held from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Sertoma Butterfly House,  [ more ]

October 24, 2019

Mental Health First Aid

The Helpline Center is offering  our community the opportunity to participate in Mental Health First Aid training on Thursday, November 21st.  Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to someone who may be developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The aid provided is not a substitute for professional help,  [ more ]

October 15, 2019

ASIST Training

The Helpline Center is offering our community an opportunity to participate in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) on October 24th & 25th.  ASIST is a two-day workshop in suicide first aid. Participants will learn how to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will  [ more ]

September 27, 2019

Thank You Sioux Falls!

After three tornadoes struck our community, volunteers responded to the call to help in a big way!Our community showed a deep caring and concern as more than 500 homeowners were helped by volunteers. The Helpline Center received countless calls from homeowners expressing their deep gratitude. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to give your time and talents  [ more ]

August 15, 2019

Suicide Prevention Week

Please join the Helpline Center in events throughout the week of September 6-14th to raise awareness about mental health and suicide.A heartfelt thank you goes out to the local businesses who have so graciously helped in spreading the Helpline Center’s message of hope, awareness, and support.See all events here!