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National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD): NASMHPD serves as the national representative and advocate for state mental health agencies and their directors and supports effective stewardship of state mental health systems.

South Dakota Council of Mental Health Centers, Inc.: There are eleven (11) Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) in South Dakota dedicated to providing the citizens of this state with top quality, professional services to keep our individuals, families, schools, workplaces and communities emotionally strong and healthy.

South Dakota Suicide Prevention: South Dakota suicide prevention is guided by the South Dakota Strategy for Suicide Prevention (SDSSP), which is the blueprint for the state's public health response to the tragedy of suicide.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA has established a clear vision for its work - a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. 

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE Mental Health Program): The mission of the WICHE Mental Health program is twofold: 1) to assist states in improving systems of care for mental health consumers and their families; and 2) to advance the preparation of a qualified mental health workforce in the West. 

Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association (WPSHA): WPSHA is committed to ensuring that effective, state-of-the-art mental health treatment and rehabilitation services are provided to the citizens served by publicly operated hospitals. The fifteen states belonging to WPSHA include:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Yankton Area Mental Wellness, Inc.: Yankton Area Mental Wellness, Inc., referred to as YAMWI, had its beginning in 1999, when a mental wellness conference was established in Yankton, South Dakota, as an annual event. The organization continues to offer an annual conference the first part of June.