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There's Hope. We Can Prevent Suicide – Together.

When it comes to suicide prevention, we all can provide hope, change the course of a life and prevent indescribable pain. Turn to Avera for immediate help, outpatient and inpatient care, and resources to help someone you’re concerned about.

In crisis or need to talk?  Call 988 »

Or send a text to 988.

Where To Go For Immediate, Effective Care

We're here to help, and our experts will assist you in finding the appropriate level of ongoing care using comprehensive behavioral health services. Options include outpatient counseling, partial hospitalization or inpatient hospitalization.

Did You Know?

Suicide can happen suddenly. Within 2 hours of deciding to take their life, the person could follow through on the act.

Joslyn's Journey From Diagnosis to Recovery and Mental Health Advocate

Joslyn Nelson shares her journey from noticing initial signs of nervousness and excessive worry to being diagnosed with complex conditions and intrusive thoughts that maybe her family would be better off without her. She is now an advocate for overcoming mental health challenges.

ask the question

Remove the Stigma

Let's Talk About Mental Health. Use #AskTheQuestion on your social media to normalize conversations about mental health and suicide, and download and share the "Ask The Question" image. Together, we can encourage people to ask the question while also empowering people struggling with suicidal thoughts to come forward and get help.

Light The Way

Thanking Our Sponsors

Generous supporters of the Avera Foundation and its Light the Way program sponsored the suicide prevention materials.

Please consider making a donation to support efforts of suicide prevention.

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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