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Take Note: Help is Here

Start the conversation around behavioral health.

Sometimes a small act can make a big difference – like checking in with someone you love. Learn how to reach out and start the conversation around behavioral health. And if you’re living with a mental health or substance use disorder, take note – you’re not alone. And you deserve recovery. Find resources, support services and more at SDBehavioralHealth.gov.

Strengthening and supporting children, youth and adults with behavioral health needs through prevention and early intervention services, community-based substance use disorder and mental health services, crisis care services and recovery support services and psychiatric hospitalization. The goal of the continuum of behavioral health services is to foster independent and healthy individuals and families in South Dakota.


For more information about behavioral health services or additional resources, please contact the Division of Behavioral Health at 605.367.5236 or email questions to DSSBH@state.sd.us.

Recent News

Public Comment

The Division of Behavioral Health is solicitating public comment on the 2024 Synar Report by December 29, 2023. Written comments must be sent to the Department of Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health, Kneip Building, c/o 700 Governor’s Drive, Pierre, SD 57501. Comments will also be accepted via email at dssbh@state.sd.us.