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About five percent of the population will experience thoughts of suicide in any given year. If you are considering suicide, you are not alone. Help is available.

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Teens

Many teens in South Dakota know someone who has thought about, attempted or died from suicide. If you're concerned about a friend, it's time to get help.

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Specific Populations

It's important for parents to recognize changes in their child’s behavior that may indicate that something is wrong. The first step is knowing the warning signs.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The First Ten Years

John Draper, PhD, Director, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Member, SPRC Steering Committee states: The tenth anniversary of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides an opportunity to look back and ask “What have we accomplished?” The first accomplishment that comes to mind is the expansion of our services. In 2005, we started with a network of [...]

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Social Media Correlated To Youth Suicide Ideation

As a teen, one is always concerned about fitting in with peers and being accepted. Sometimes being accepted means engaging in activities that are self-destructive and encouraged by the “popular” kids. The brain development in teens regarding reason and decision making skills is premature, and will not be completely developed until their mid-20s. Teens are [...]

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