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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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Making Educators Partners

Suicide prevention efforts in schools are usually led by school counselors, mental health professionals, or social workers.  However, it is important to know that a comprehensive suicide prevention program includes education components for school administrators, faculty, staff, parents and students. This helps to create an entire school community that is prepared to assist someone at [...]

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South Dakota Youth Suicide Prevention Project

The South Dakota Department of Social Services was awarded a five-year grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2014. The South Dakota Youth Suicide Prevention Project grant has several components – all of them focusing on reaching the target audience of youth and young adults ages 10 to 24 years old [...]

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