Trent Abrego, Argus Leader | 7/15/2022

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline goes live on Saturday across the country and in South Dakota.

The number is available to call or text for anyone who is experiencing a behavioral health crisis and needs to reach trained mental health professionals. A chat function will also be available on the Helpline’s website.

In South Dakota, the lifeline will be staffed 24 hours by the Helpline Center based out of Sioux Falls.

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