RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Due to three students in the Rapid City Area Schools committing suicide in the first month of the 2017-2018 school year, the school district is making resources available for families to spot signs of self-harm.
But, there are also many resources in Rapid City if you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts and need help.
There is the Front Porch Coalition, which offers prevention resources and survivor resources. They also provide support to those who have lost one to suicide. They are located at 915 Mountain View Road Rapid City, S.D. 57702, or you can call (605) 348-6692.
There is Behavior Management Systems, a community health center located at 350 Elk Street, or you can call (60) 343-7262.
There is a crisis text line, which is a free 24/7 text message service. Simply text 741741.
South Dakota offers a suicide prevention hotline. Dial 2-1-1 for information and a referral to services. You can also access information on their Suicide Prevention website.