Around 25% of South Dakota adults reported having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety last year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. While this is lower than the national average of around 31%, it still represents nearly 220,000 individuals. Worse yet, South Dakota has the eighth-highest suicide rate among all states.
It’s clear that South Dakota residents are in need of help for depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are free and anonymous helplines available to all residents. These phone numbers are more than just digits on your smartphone. Call today and receive immediate assistance for any and all mental health issues, including depression and/or anxiety.
The National Depression Hotline
Anybody anywhere can call 866-629-4564 to reach a specialist with The National Depression Helpline. It’s a free, confidential, around-the-clock helpline for depression and/or anxiety. Call now for immediate assistance, or click here to visit the website which offers a wealth of additional information and resources. When you’re ready, we’re here to listen.
Since 1974, the Helpline Center has offered ND residents a free and confidential helpline. Today, the center is integrated with both 2-1-1 and 9-8-8. This means residents can dial either 211 or 988 to reach a trained professional and receive help with mental health matters. Click here to visit the Helpline Center website, which offers a zip code search for resources and more.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a helpline for all US residents to receive assistance for depression and/or any form of mental issue. Call 800-950-6264 from Monday to Friday, 10AM to 10PM, or text “HelpLine” to 62640. You may also visit the South Dakota-specific NAMI website, which offers a wealth of info, by clicking here.