Educate. Inform. Support.

Beginning in 2022, your Thrivent Member Network regional board adopted a mental health and wellness focus. We see a great need for education, information and support in our communities and have partnered with several great organizations throughout South Dakota that provide extensive resources for mental health and wellness.  We would like to help provide those resources to you through this page. 

Thrivent Clients with membership can also use their Thrivent Action Team to support these organizations, or others they are passionate about, through fundraising, service activities or educational events.

Through Thrivent Choice®, our clients with membership can contribute to organizations and causes they care about—and influence how Thrivent distributes some of its charitable grant funding through Choice Dollars®. Anyone can make a personal donation to your favorite enrolled organization—Thrivent pays the processing fees.

The work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.

FREE programs we offer:
Mental health conditions affect people from all walks of life - regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, race or religion. Avera Behavioral Health is devoted to the mental wellness of all people. We offer a safe environment and professional expertise to help you experience personal victories.

The Helpline Center serves thousands of South Dakotans every year by connecting individuals to resources and support, providing referrals, building community volunteers, offering hope to individuals with thoughts of suicide and supporting families bereaved by suicide loss.
  • 988 is a direct connection to compassionate and professional support for anyone who might be struggling with emotional distress, experiencing suicidal thoughts, or those with concerns about a family member or friend with a mental health or substance use issue. Available by call – text – chat, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 211 connects you to expert, caring help. Whether financial, family, health or disaster-related, our trained staff can provide you with information and support. Available by call or text, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Volunteer Connections
  • Suicide and Crisis Support
The mission of NAMI South Dakota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is to provide education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by mental illness.

Affiliates are located throughout the state in Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, Pierre, Rapid City, Watertown. There is also a statewide Peer Leadership Council.

Classes, programs and wellness activities are offered in Sioux Falls, Sisseton, and Milbank. Please call 605-271-1871 for information.

Download NAMI South Dakota resources here.