The Rapid City Suicide Prevention Taskforce was formed in 2010 through a collaborative effort of service providers, concerned citizens, and youth across the community devoted to working on the issue of suicide. Professional educational and training programs are offered to schools, organizations, and other interested groups. Schools in the Rapid City and surrounding area have implemented school suicide prevention curriculums. More advanced training in crisis intervention is offered to professional groups such as school counselors, law enforcement officers, and mental health providers through workshops, in-services, and consultation. Service providers and the general public can select which types of suicide awareness and intervention trainings that they wish to learn more about.
Imagine yourself having a conversation with a friend, loved one, or even a stranger and they tell you they want to die. What will you do and say? Click here to learn what you can do to help that person and where people can go to get help.
For more information on the taskforce, contact Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon at (605) 348-6692 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.