Mental Health 

Mental Health

We’re glad you’re here. Addressing mental health challenges is vital to recovery and improving overall well-being. Across the state, mental health professionals are trained to identify warning signs and provide early intervention and treatment to help you live a fulfilling life.


Types of Mental Health Conditions

Though every situation and person is different, mental health disorders are usually categorized into several different types, including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. It’s common, and it’s okay – about 1 in 6 South Dakota adults live with a mental illness.


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The two most common mental health conditions fall into

depression and anxiety categories.



Depression can be triggered by trauma, major life changes, physical illnesses, substance use – or nothing at all. Many people have experienced at least one major depressive episode, and factors like seasonality, genetics and brain changes can contribute to it. Learn about the five different types of depression.

Major Depression 

Persistent depressive disorder (or dysthymia)

Perinatal depression 

Seasonal affective disorder

Depression with symptoms of psychosis 

Signs & Symptoms

Loss of interest in hobbies

Feelings of persistent sadness, hopelessness or guilt

Increased fatigue

Withdrawing from activities

Isolating from friends and family

Changes in appetite or weight



Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but people living with an anxiety disorder have such intense feelings of panic, worry or fear that they interfere with everyday life.

General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Social Anxiety Disorder 

Panic Disorders

Signs & Symptoms

Feeling nervous, restless, tense or apprehensive

Feelings of dread or intense fear

Trouble concentrating

Racing pulse and shortness of breath

Tremors and twitches

Upset stomach

Start the Conversation

If you live with depression, anxiety or any other mental health condition, help is available. If you’re concerned about someone in your life, the best thing you can do is start the conversation.

Need Help Right Now?

 For any mental health-related concerns or crisis care, call, text or chat 988 to talk with a local professional who can help you or someone you’re concerned about.


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Mental Health Treatment 

Take note – we’re here to help. Find treatment for mental health conditions in South Dakota.



Mental Health Support Services  

Find support services for mental health, including support groups, advocacy services and more.