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.
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.
Persistent depressive disorder (or dysthymia)
Seasonal affective disorder
Depression with symptoms of psychosis
Signs & Symptoms
Loss of interest in hobbies
Feelings of persistent sadness, hopelessness or guilt
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
Signs & Symptoms
Feeling nervous, restless, tense or apprehensive
Feelings of dread or intense fear
Racing pulse and shortness of breath
Tremors and twitches
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.