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Get help when you need it anytime, anywhere by calling the crisis line, 1·800·273·8255. All calls are answered by our trained and caring staff who are available to listen and offer crisis support, 24/7.

Who should call?

Anyone, but especially LGBTQ youth who feel sad, hopeless, or suicidal.

Family & friends who are concerned about a loved one.

Anyone interested in suicide prevention, treatment, and resource referrals.

Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

Always Help

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free and confidential service for those who are seeking help when they feel like there is nowhere to turn.

The number, 1·800·273·8255, can be dialed toll free from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day. In South Dakota, the Helpline Center answers the call made to the crisis line.

Always Hope

If you know someone whom you think might be suicidal show them you care.

Listen to them with sincere concern for their feelings. Do not offer advice, but let them know that they are never alone and that there’s always hope. Tell them that you are concerned. They need to know that they are important to you and that you care. Ask if they have had suicidal thoughts or if they have made a suicide plan in a straightforward and caring manner. If you feel you cannot ask the question, find someone who can.

Spread the word!

Help us spread the word! Show support and help save lives by downloading, posting and sharing any or all of our social media graphics. The crisis line is a Safe Space for LGBTQ callers.

The graphics above were developed in part under grant 1U79SM061749-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). By using the images above, you understand the views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

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Helpline Center

The Helpline Center is a non-profit agency in South Dakota dedicated to helping people, including those who identify LGBTQ. We are great listeners and can help to support you no matter the crisis.






If you need immediate help call 1-800-273-8255. Messages are generally answered within 24 business hours.