Suicide prevention is a focus for all mental health professionals as well as everyday members of the community. Here are a variety of resources that may be beneficial. If you have additional resources that you would like added, please contact us.

Please note, the South Dakota Counseling Association does not endorse or support any particular resource, we are simply providing information.

Model School Policy on Suicide Prevention- The American School Counselor Association, National Association of School Psychologists, Trevor Project, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention created a model district policy and best practices for school districts to consider when protecting the health and well-being of all students through procedures for suicide prevention, intervention and response. You can access the document HERE

South Dakota Suicide Prevention- This website has a South Dakota focus, and contains a variety of resources, such as facts and statistics, state plans, professional listings, and tool-kits. You can access the website directly HERE

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- This website has options consumers. You can access the website directly HERE.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- This website has a variety of resources, such as facts and statistics, ways to get help or to assist others, and ways to help in your community. You can access the website directly HERE.