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Behavioral Health Services

Treatment Services

The Division of Behavioral Health contracts with accredited behavioral health providers across the state to provide quality services to both adults and youth.

Mental health and substance use disorder treatment services are available including if you need assistance in paying for services. Find services in your area or visit the national Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator.

Mental Health Services

The Division of Behavioral Health contracts with 11 accredited community mental health centers across the state to provide quality services to both adults and youth. Services provided include screenings and assessments, specialized outpatient services, individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention. Funding assistance may be available, contact your local treatment agency for more information. Learn about available mental health services below.

Substance Use Disorder Services

The Division of Behavioral Health contracts with accredited substance use disorder treatment agencies across the state to provide quality services to both adults and youth. Services include screenings and assessments, early intervention, detoxification, outpatient and inpatient treatment services. Funding assistance may be available, contact your local treatment agency for more information. Learn about available substance use disorder services below.

Intensive Methamphetamine Treatment Services

Intensive Methamphetamine Treatment (IMT) services offer long-term, evidence-based programming to individuals with severe methamphetamine use disorders. Individuals receiving IMT services require extended treatment to allow for recovery of cognitive capacity as well as on-going case management. Treatment may include residential services, outpatient treatment and care coordination to support long-term recovery. Learn about IMT services below.

Additional Resources

Involuntary Commitments

South Dakota state law allows a person to proceed with an involuntary commitment for the treatment of another person with a serious mental illness or substance use disorder.

Serious Mental Illness Involuntary Commitment Criteria

A person with a serious mental illness can be involuntarily committed if they meet the statutory criteria in SDCL 27A-1-2.

For more information regarding the commitment process, see SDCL 27A or contact your local county board of mental illness for procedures in your area.

Substance Use Disorder Involuntary Commitment Criteria

A person with a substance use disorder can be involuntarily committed if they meet the statutory criteria in SDCL 34-20A-70.

For additional information regarding the commitment process, see SDCL 34-20A or the Substance Abuse Roadmaps below

Prevention Services

In South Dakota, community prevention providers focus on community, youth, and young adults to promote healthy lifestyles. In addition, there are three Prevention Resource Centers that provide technical assistance and training to promote wellness within the communities of their region.

Learn about the Prevention Program Strategic Plan and the Suicide Prevention Plan

Suicide Prevention Resources

Local Resources National Resources
South Dakota Suicide Fact Sheet American Association of Suicidology
South Dakota Suicide Prevention American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Bethe1SD Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide Prevention Awareness materials order form Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Request Suicide Prevention Training  

Substance Use Prevention Resources

Substance use prevention places a focus on helping people develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills they need to make good choices about harmful behaviors of substance misuse or abuse. Each substance use prevention provider tailors prevention efforts around the needs of their community, using effective community-based, school-based and/or individual evidence-based programs.