Great Minds with Lost&Found Podcast: Sharing the Need for Support in the Black Hills

Content Warning: Great Minds with Lost&Found episodes contain mature themes, including mental health, suicide, addiction, and others that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.
In this episode, Lost&Found continues our podcast series as part of our 30 Days 30 Stories project for National Suicide Prevention Month. The project tells the stories of 30 South Dakotans living with mental illness, grief, or loss and demonstrates how storytelling is a critical part of suicide prevention. Host Joel Kaskinen chats with a panel of folks from the Black Hills about the good, the bad, and the ugly of mental health in Western South Dakota. Hear as Mato Abourezk, Corey Kennedy, and Patrick Murphy share their mental health journeys, explore ways to improve the mental health ecosystem in the state, and hype up the resources and support systems that have helped them through.

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