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Partners in Behavioral Health

Disability Rights South Dakota – Dedicated to protecting and advocating for the rights and inclusion of the disability community by preventing, investigating and pursuing cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of South Dakotan’s with disabilities. Formerly the SD Advocacy Services.

NAMI – South Dakota – Provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness to people affected by mental illness.

South Dakota Department of Human Services – Ensures people with developmental disabilities have equal opportunities and receive the services and support they need to live and work in South Dakota communities. Rehabilitation services that help individuals with disabilities to obtain or maintain employment, economic self-sufficiency, personal independence and full inclusion into society.

South Dakota Division of Behavioral HealthSupports children and adults with behavioral health needs through prevention and outpatient services, inpatient treatment services, and psychiatric hospitalization. Also provides services for offenders incarcerated in state correctional facilities. 

South Dakota KIDS Mental Health – Provides blogs on all topics that could be connected to mental health including personal stories from kids, drug addiction, drug abuse and rehab. Also has a section of job openings in healthcare.

South Dakota Parent Connection – Provides information, training and resources for families who care for individuals ages birth to 26 with disabilities or special health care needs. (Online training)

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Promotes healthy development of children, adolescents and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

American Psychological Association – Promotes advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives. Team of researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as members.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law – Protects and advances the civil rights of adults and children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.

National Council of Community Behavioral Healthcare – Connects people to the mental health and substance use treatment they are in need of. Focus areas are public policy, workforce development, public health, equity and integrated health. (Nonprofit)

National Institutes of Mental Health – Conducts research of the brain mechanisms underlying complex behavior, examines mental illness trajectories across the lifespan, strives for prevention and cures, and strengthens the public health impact through their research.

National Mental Health Association – Spreads education to all ages to better understand prevention, early identification and interventions through a variety of information, online tools and events. Collaborates with policies that are aligned with their missions. Works to protect the rights of individuals through peer advocacy, support and services.

National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange – Aims to educate and guide the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policymakers, government and business leaders, school systems and local communities by providing sources for ways to receive help, ways to talk about mental health, blogs and what to look for in disorders and behaviors.

United States Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration – Locates nearby treatment centers, practitioner training, and programs that provide information and technical assistance to improve the quality and delivery of behavioral health services across the nation.