Prevention Resources

Prevention Resources

Helpline Center: The Helpline Center is the only nationally accredited crisis center in South Dakota and provides extensive suicide prevention, intervention and postvention programs that include trainings, crisis support and survivor support services. The agency is part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network of crisis centers and answers 1-800-273-8255 for the state of South Dakota 24/7. The mission of the Helpline Center is to make lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day every day.

Front Porch Coalition: The Front Porch Coalition is dedicated to helping persons who have tragically lost someone to suicide while working to reduce the incidence of suicide within the community, through available education, awareness and prevention services.

Prevention Resource Centers: There are three prevention resource centers in South Dakota. The Prevention Resource Centers  assists students, parents, educators, community groups, social service and mental health agencies, chemical dependency service providers and law enforcement personnel in developing and implementing prevention programs in South Dakota. Located within the Prevention Resource Centers, there are resource libraries with videos, DVDs, books, CDs, brochures and curriculum.

Department of Social Services / Division of Behavioral Health 

National Suicide Prevention Organizations: