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 by dialing 988.

How We Aid in Suicide Prevention

Catholic Social Services provides professional social services to individuals and families of all faiths in South Dakota, and is a champion for increased suicide prevention education.

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

Crisis Care Center offers 24 hour drop in center

Front Porch Coalition offers support for survivors of suicide

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Girls and Boys Town Teen Hotline

To make an appointment or to schedule prevention training