Upcoming Events

15th Annual Black Hills Area Suicide Awareness Walk & Fun Run - Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Old Storybook Island Shelter, Rapid City and in Spearfish City Park with a walk and fun run through beautiful Spearfish Canyon. Registration starts at 8:00 AM and Walk & Run starts at 9AM. For more information on how you can attend or how you can help raise funds for the organization's largest fundraising event, please contact Stephanie about the Rapid City Walk at ssdixon@frontporchcoalition.org or Eric about the Spearfish Walk at fpccoordinator@midconetwork.com or at 605-348-6692. Like our Facebook page and go to the Event and tell us if you are coming that day so we can prepare for the number of people coming.


Survivors of Suicide Day - Saturday of National Suicide Prevention Week 2017 - 10 AM - 2PM - Local program for suicide survivors to find comfort and support from other survivors will be held at the First Congregational UCC Church at 1200 Clark Street in Rapid City from 10 am to 2 pm. Bring a photo of your loved one with you to the event. RSVP to Laura Boyd at edlaura@rushmore.com or 721-7720.


For Those Coping with a Loss to Suicide - 8-week Suicide Survivors Support Group Session. Please Contact Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon at 605-348-6692 for more information if you are interested in attending.


6th Annual Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Day Event - TBD Coincides with National Prevention Week Activities held May 2017, the awareness event features community leaders and community citizens sharing their personal stories, entertainment, free food, and mental health resources available to all who attend.

Future Suicide Prevention Trainings:

Upcoming Suicide Prevention Trainings Include:


Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults and Those Dealing with Later Life Issues - 8:00-5:00. No cost to attend and CEUs included. For more information and to RSVP email Stephanie at: ssdixon@frontporchcoalition.org or 605-348-6692. Two Trainings Held:


January 11, 2017 - Spearfish - Countryside Community Church


January 25, 2017 - Rapid City - Knollwood Heights United Methodist Church