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Are you in a crisis? Call or text 988 or text TALK to 741741

¿Estás en una crisis? Llama o envía un mensaje de texto al 988 o envía un mensaje de texto con AYUDA al 741741

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AFSP South Dakota

The work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.

About the AFSP South Dakota Chapter

The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our chapter.

Our local mailing address: AFSP South Dakota Chapter, P.O. Box 11295, Fargo ND 58106 

Chapter contact

Samantha Christopherson
Executive Director, North Dakota and South Dakota
[email protected]
701.371.1194
Janet Harvey
Special Events Manager, North Dakota and South Dakota
[email protected]
605.740.0883

Upcoming events and activities

  • Virtual Talk Saves Lives by the AFSP SD Chapter

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  • Aberdeen Area Walk

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  • Belle Fourche Walk

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  • Huron Area Walk

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  • Sioux Falls Walk

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  • Soul Shop- Belle Fourche

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  • Looking for even more? See all AFSP virtual programs across the country.

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More Than Sad

More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.

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It’s Real

It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.

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Talk Saves Lives™

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.

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Stories and updates

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Suicide Prevention Advocate Perspectives: Why the New 988 Crisis Number Matters – A Conversation with Kirsten Krueger of AFSP South Dakota

Starting in July 2022, people across the nation experiencing a suicide or mental health crisis will be able to dial just three digits – 988 – to be routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24/7 toll-free crisis line that provides immediate care and resources to millions of callers every year.

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Suicide Prevention Advocates to Visit Pierre to Bring Awareness to Mental Health

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the 9th leading cause of death in South Dakota.

Suicide Facts and Figures: South Dakota 2018

Suicide Prevention Advocates to Visit Pierre

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the ninth leading cause of death in South Dakota.