School Resources - Hope Squad

The Helpline Center provides many resources for schools and communities to implement to be prepared to assist someone at risk for suicide. Suicide is a preventable public health concern. One of the ways we can prevent suicide is to engage in open conversation about it.

Helpline Center staff also provide short presentations to students to educate them about 988, mental health, and suicide prevention. There is a speaking fee and travel expenses for the presentations.

If you are interested in a presentation, please contact us at

988 Mental Health Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hope Squad

Helpline Center is partnering with the South Dakota Department of Health and South Dakota Schools to launch and support Hope Squads. For more information about Helpline Center's role as a Hope Squad Community Partner or to learn about how to launch a Hope Squad at your school contact

  • Wagner Middle School
  • Wagner High School
  • Chamberlain High School
  • Hanson Middle School