Join partners in suicide prevention to celebrate Bright Spots, successful and impactful work going on right here in South Dakota. This learning collaborative will take place virtually monthly. There will be a brief presentation from a partner in South Dakota followed by discussion and networking. This is a great opportunity to learn from various organizations and take back to the communities that you serve so we encourage you to attend all virtual meetings.
While talking about suicide can be really tough, or maybe even uncomfortable, it’s important to recognize the work that is going on in our state. As part of the 2020-2025 South Dakota Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan, we have made it a priority to highlight “bright spots” in our state, through organization’s success stories. These organizations are working to change the narrative, and inspire hope among those that may be struggling, or know somebody who is.
If you, a family member, or friend are feeling overwhelmed with emotions such as sadness, depression or anxiety, please know help is available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 and provides free and confidential support to individuals who may be struggling or experiencing a crisis. To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1.800.273.TALK (8255). You can also text the Crisis Text Line by texting “Hello” to 741741.
Lost&Found came to life in 2010 thanks to a team of soon-to-be college students committed to making a difference in the lives of peers struggling with depression and suicide. Today, Lost&Found serves students on the campuses of University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, University of Sioux Falls, Dakota Wesleyan University, and Augustana University. Lost&Found offers resource awareness programming and support for students at risk for depression and suicide. Learn more about Lost&Found at http://resilienttoday.org
Wani Wacin, I Want to Live, is a message that is prevalent in Lower Brule, South Dakota. Join us to learn more about the community’s suicide prevention efforts with Ellen Durkin from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.