What can we do for you?
The Front Porch Coalition provides prevention, intervention, and postvention services to the community to work to prevent the incidence of suicide. In order to accomplish that goal, the organization provides the following services.
Educational training available to mental health professionals, first responders, school counselors, teachers, parents, etc. who need to learn how to recognize a suicidal crisis, how to intervene and how to keep them safe while getting ongoing mental health care.
Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors Team responds with local law enforcement immediately after a suicide has happened to help family and friends during their tragic loss. This volunteer team of suicide survivors provides the only hope and resources to those newly bereaved.
Mental Health First Aid Training available to service providers, first responders, school counselors, teachers, parents, etc. who need to learn how to recognize when someone is in a mental health crisis, how to help, and how to keep them safe while getting ongoing mental health care.
If you or anyone you know needs help and we are not available when you call us, know you can always call 911 for help through a welfare check. Also text the National Crisis Text Line by texting ‘Start’ to 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. The Rapid City Crisis Care Center is available 24/7 at 605-391-4863.
Suicide survivors support group for those who are grieving the loss of someone to suicide. Suicide grief is like no other kind of grief. This peer-led group is for those who need the help that no other grief group in the community can provide and relate to. The support group is led by members of the L.O.S.S. Team.
The Front Porch Coalition provides many additional suicide prevention resources at its trainings and awareness events, along with the suicide survivor resources it provides. Find more resources online here.
Suicide prevention seeks to reduce the factors that increase suicide risk while increasing the protective factors from suicide.
SUICIDE PREVENTION RECOURCE CENTER
Suicide is a serious and preventable health problem.
ACTION ALLIANCE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
The suicide rate for Native Americans / Alaska Native young adults and adolescents, that are between the ages of 15-34 is 1.5 times higher than the national average.
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
We can all prevent Suicide – Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.
SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
Anyone could be struggling with Suicide.
If you are concerned that someone is showing warning signs of suicide, that those signs are acutely imminent and they may be in crisis and need help, remember the mnemonic, IS PATH WARM, when looking for those signs. Learn more here and how and when to get help.