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College & University Students

This section of the South Dakota Suicide Prevention website focuses on college students and their risk of suicide, as suicide is the second-leading cause of death in college age students. It provides a list of resources for college students on their college campuses.

College & University Students

ULifeline is an online resource for college students on how to learn how to identify a mental health crisis, what your campus has to offer for mental health resources, and how to help a friend with their mental health.

College & University Students

This website provides colleges and universities guides and protocols surrounding mental health. This includes suicide prevention, cultural responsiveness, veteran resources, crisis protocol, and postvention protocol.

LGBTQIA and Two-Spirit+ Individuals

This website page defines what 2S “two-spirit” means and addresses the misconceptions. Two-spirit is a third gender identity that has been a part of Native American cultures since the early 1900s.

LGBTQIA and Two-Spirit+ Individuals

This document provides guidance on how to have difficult conversations surrounding the LGBTQ2S+ community and other intersectional conversations. It also directs people to the Trevor Project, which is a leading national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQIA2S+ people.

LGBTQIA and Two-Spirit+ Individuals

The Trevor Project’s “Coming Out Handbook” provides guidance on how to explore your identity, as well as guidance on how to come out and maintain healthy relationships.

LGBTQIA and Two-Spirit+ Individuals

This section of the South Dakota Suicide Prevention website focuses on the LGBTQIA2S+ community and their increased risk of suicide, especially in times of high stress such as “coming out.” It offers national and state resources for support services and crisis interventions.

LGBTQIA and Two-Spirit+ Individuals

This section of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website provides information for an individual or family members to help loved ones who are in the LGBTQIA2S+ community and are struggling with their mental health.

Youth (under age 18)

The Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention, created by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), provides a thorough plan for school districts to implement suicide prevention policies in their community.

Veterans

The Veterans Crisis Hotline provides a hotline via calling, online communication, or texting for veterans. It also provides information on what to expect when contacting the hotline and how to identify if someone is in crisis.

Loss & Attempt Survivors

This resource provides important points on how to take care of yourself and family members following a suicide attempt, as well as provides resources on how to move forward.