Before It Gets Better: Mental Health Access Legislative Committee

Posted by Heather Benson on

Members of an appointed legislative committee talk about their efforts to study access to mental health services in South Dakota on this episode of South Dakota Focus.

Read More

Before It Gets Better: Teen Mental Wellness

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

Where Do We Go From Here, hosted by Chuck Parkinson in our Black Hills Studios, explores the topic of teen mental wellness.

Read More

Before It Gets Better: Mental Health in the Workplace

Last Updated by Heather Benson on

As part of our multi-platform coverage of mental health in South Dakota, our Making a Living online program discussed mental health in the workplace.

Read More

Before It Gets Better: Ecotherapy

Posted by Lori Walsh on

South Dakota is a state with limited mental health resources. What we have in abundance, however, is a connection to the natural world. Ecotherapy is considered an important part of our physical, mental and spiritual health.

Read More

Before It Gets Better: Arts Therapy

Posted by Chynna Lockett on

Music and art therapy are two ways that some people are support their mental health. As part of our multi-platform project, Before It Gets Better, we learned more about these forms of therapy.

Read More

Before It Gets Better: How Patient Data Can Help Prevent Future Suicides

Last Updated by Jackie Hendry on

As healthcare professionals bring more focus to mental health treatment, one effort is to prevent suicide. The best way to know what works and what doesn’t: Data and research.

Read More

Before It Gets Better: DSS Tool Gives First Responders Ways to Help Mental Health Crises

Last Updated by Gary Ellenbolt on

Those with careers in law enforcement, or who serve as probation officers or first responders, are trained early in their careers to be ready for anything. In cases that involve dealing with someone with behavioral health difficulties, it can be difficult to figure out what to be ready for. The South Dakota Department of Social Services offers a manual that serves as a road map for dealing with

Read More

Before It Gets Better: Lack of West River Services Part of Statewide Issue

Last Updated by Lee Strubinger on

Rapid City is isolated when it comes to mental health care access and coverage.

Read More

Before It Gets Better: Local Nonprofit Teaches Suicide Prevention

Posted by Chynna Lockett on

People who face mental health challenges can struggle with a range of conditions and symptoms. Thoughts of suicide can be a factor for some, regardless of age, race or profession. The Front Porch Coalition in Rapid City trains people and organizations on how to help prevent suicide and recognize when people are suffering a mental health crisis.

Read More

Before It Gets Better: Aaron Morlock's Story

Last Updated by Lori Walsh on

When you are in the middle of a mental health crisis, you don't have months to wait for help. Sometimes you don't even have hours. Aaron Morlock shares his story of seeking emergency help, being placed in handcuffs for transport to the hospital, and eventually finding the assistance he needed to live a healthy, asymptomatic life.

Read More

Before It Gets Better: PTSD Study Takes Holistic Approach

Last Updated by Cara Hetland on

USD researchers will take a holistic approach to be able to determine if someone exposed to a traumatic event can develop severe PTSD.

Read More

Resources for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

Last Updated by Kent Osborne on

Making A Living

Read More

Beer-O-Nomics

Posted by Kent Osborne on

Craft brewing in the Black Hills.

Read More

Women in Public Service

Posted by Kent Osborne on

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Read More

Getting Proactive on Mental Health in Western South Dakota

Last Updated by Kent Osborne on

Recorded 16 May 2018

Read More
subscribe to sdpb email updates TileAd_Beatsupport_300x250.png food and cooking banner image learning blog link living blog link news and information blog link science and technology blog link sports blog link image

The Latest From SDPB Radio News

FEMA Housing Lands On Pine Ridge Following Disaster

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is placing new mobile homes on Pine Ridge following spring storms and...

Daugaard Proposes Medicaid Expansion In $4.8-Billion Budget

Governor Dennis Daugaard is proposing a total state budget of about $4.8-billion for fiscal year 2017. You can...

Dakota Midday: Attorney General Marty Jackley Discusses 24/7

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley recently returned from the National Association of Attorneys General...

Dakota Midday: GF&P Secretary Kelly Hepler

While broadcasting live from the state capitol building in Pierre, Cara Hetland visited with Kelly Hepler, Secretary...

Dakota Midday: Wink And Sutton Look Forward To Budget Address

South Dakota Speaker of the House Dean Wink and Democratic Senator Billie Sutton visited with guest host Cara Hetland ahead of Governor Dennis Daugaard's annual...

Hawks To Introduce Resolution On College Debt

One South Dakota lawmaker says she’s crafting a resolution about debt-free college. Democratic State Representative Paula Hawks says she wants to start a conversation...

Dakota Midday: Images Of The Past Potato Creek Johnny

Potato Creek Johnny is featured in this week's Images of the Past. Jessica Michak, Archivist with the HomestakeAdams...

Dakota Midday: Health Insurance Change Has Financial Consequences

Certain people who buy health insurance on the federal exchange could find themselves paying significantly more money in January if they don’t change their plans soon....

Dakota Midday: Budget And Policy Council Anticipates Budget Address

Joy Smolnisky, Executive Director, South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute discusses Medicaid expansion, Indian Health Services, education funding, and state revenue...

SD Scientists Welcome Renewable Research Boost

World leaders are meeting in Paris to hash out a new agreement on the best way to deal with climate change. As part...

The Latest from NPR News

Trump Nominates Kelly Craft, Ambassador To Canada, For U.N. Post

Craft's nomination as ambassador to the United Nations follows State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert's...

California Couple, Parents Of 13, Plead Guilty To Abuse, Torture, Imprisonment

David and Louise Turpin face 25 years to life behind bars in an abuse case the DA said was "among the worst ... ever...

Microsoft Workers Protest Army Contract With Tech 'Designed To Help People Kill'

They say Microsoft's contract "crossed the line" into weapons development for the first time and that the company is...

Botswana Weighs Lifting Hunting Ban, With Eye On Reducing Elephant Population

A government group recommends elephant hunting resume within limits, and also calls for the animals to be...

R. Kelly Under Arrest On 10 Charges Of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse In Illinois

The RB star singer has been dogged for decades by allegations that he has sexually abused underage girls and women...

Judge Rules Against State Department In Same-Sex Couple's Citizenship Lawsuit

Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks have twin sons, born four minutes apart. The State Department has maintained that one is...