SD Statewide Family Engagement Center shares mental health resources for young people

According to the World Health Organization: Mental health is “a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and successfully, and is able to make a contribution to his community. While we often think of health in terms of physical health, sometimes, despite our best efforts, we get sick. And when we are sick, we need help to feel better again. The same things happen with our brain. The good news is that just like when we are physically ill, we can get help and treatment is available for mental illness. We recently caught up with the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center to find out how they are working with other organizations to ensure mental health resources are available for young people in South Dakota.

The South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center is a grant-funded program of the Black Hills Special Services Cooperative that serves all of South Dakota by connecting families, schools, and communities, so all students can succeed. Their offices are located in Rapid City. You can reach them by phone at 605-484-3401 or reach them online at