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COVID 19 and Mental Health Resources

If you or a family member or friend are in need of immediate assistance:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crisis Text-line

Crisis Text-line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • Text TALK to 741741

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line  connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
  • Call 800.273.8255 (TALK) or
  • Text 838255

Disaster Distress Helpline

Disaster Distress Helpline - SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
  • Call 800.985.5990
  • Text TalkWithUs to 66746

If you are not in need of immediate assistance but looking for COVID-19 resources in South Dakota:

  • If you or a loved one are experiencing mental health or substance use concerns related to COVID-19, please click here or visit to identify a treatment provider in your area.

COVID-19 Guidance for Mental Health

Mental Health Guidance for Families During COVID-19

Mental Health Guidance for Educators During COVID-19

Tips for Educators: Supporting Parents During this Pandemic

Mental Health Guidance for Community Leaders During COVID-19

Assisting Community Leaders: Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters

COVID-19 Guidance for Substance Use

Available Virtual Resources For Recovery Supports During Quarantine

COVID-19 Resources for Behavioral Health Providers

Technology Transfer Center Network Resources