Suicide Prevention

Remember, when you are alone and discouraged, everything appears worse than it is.

What you need is support to get you through the current crisis. Seek out a counselor, clergy, doctor, parent, teacher, or a friend you trust. Pray, and remember God cares and has a plan for each of us! Here at Catholic Social Services of Rapid City, we’re here to serve as a constant reminder that you’re never alone and always have people in your court to help you work through whatever is facing you in life.

Know that depression and addiction are treatable. You are loved beyond all measure.

In Need of Immediate Assistance?

If you need immediate assistance, please dial 911, 211 (Helpline Center) or contact the 24-hour National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

How We Aid in Suicide Prevention

Catholic Social Services provides professional social services to individuals and families of all faiths in western South Dakota, and is a champion for Suicide Prevention and the wider spread of suicide education.

  Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR)
  Mental Health First Aid
  Counseling
  Telehealth Counseling

Suicide Warning Signs

  • Changes in appetite
  • Negative thinking
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Feeling anxious or agitated
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Risk taking or behaving recklessly
  • Declining grades or work performance
  • Depressed mood
  • Giving away possessions
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters

Suicide Prevention Resources

In case of emergency CALL 911

To make an appointment or to schedule prevention training