September is National Suicide Month. South Dakota is not immune from suicide. In 2018, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in South Dakota, but raised to the second leading cause for individuals between the ages of 15 to 34. Governor Kristi Noem announced an Executive Proclamation to raise awareness and support prevention efforts in South Dakota. To learn more about South Dakota Suicide Prevention efforts, visit sdsuicideprevention.org and to learn more about the National Suicide Prevention work, visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Call if you need help. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)