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Make the Connection

May 28, 2014 09:46AM ● By MED Magazine

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Sioux Falls Helpline Center and Avera McKennan Behavioral Health Services have launched a new online Sioux Falls Mental Health Resource Guide. The guide consists of a searchable database of mental health resources in the Sioux Falls area, including providers, agencies and professionals. 

Additional resources include a guide for selecting a mental health practitioner and a glossary of professional accreditations. The guide is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Click here to access The Sioux Falls Mental Health Resource Guide.

“This guide is set up to be an easy-to-use, one-stop resource for people who are struggling with a mental health issue, or for people seeking help for a loved one,” says Helpline Center Executive Director Janet Kittams-Lalley. “This guide empowers people by breaking down the options into a simple format that will allow them to make the best possible choices for their situation.”

“We want to remove as many barriers as possible as people seek help for various mental health conditions, whether that’s depression, anxiety, addiction, substance abuse disorder, or other illnesses,” says Thomas Otten, Director of Behavioral Health Inpatient Services for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. “Less than half of children and adults with diagnosable mental health conditions receive the help they need. Here in the Sioux Falls region, we hope to change that disturbing statistic.”