Veterans Crisis Line
You’re not alone—the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call.
988 Suicide & Crisis lifeline
In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (1-800-273-8255) network. The caring and professionally trained staff of the Helpline Center have been answering the Lifeline since 2005. When South Dakotans call, text or chat 988, they’ll be quickly connected to trained crisis counselors who will listen to concerns, provide support and connect to additional resources as needed.
South Dakota Suicide Prevention
As part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network of crisis centers, the Helpline Center provides a connecting point for people 24/7 who are in suicidal crisis, know someone in a suicidal crisis, or have lost a loved one to suicide. The Helpline Center can be reached by dialing 1-800-273-8255.
The Helpline Center is proud to announce the launch of 988, a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experienced mental health-related distress. Whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also call 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.