Mental Health Resources

The Employee Assistance Program administered by GuidanceResources® and is available to all benefit eligible state employees as well as household members.

On demand videos
On-Demand Training: Balancing Work and Life
On-Demand Training: Living with Change
On-Demand Training: Managing Emotions in the Workplace
On-Demand Training: Managing Staff Through Change and Stress

Work-Life Solutions (Family Source) – Our specialists provide qualified referrals and resources for just about anything on your to-do list, such as
– Finding child and elder care
– Hiring movers or home repair contractors
– Planning events, locating pet care

Resource library
– Mental Health Awareness Toolkits: US English | US Spanish
Parent and Teen ResourcesDestigmatizing Mental Health

Counseling available in-person, telemedicine, and chat
Chat Counseling Flyer

myStrength(cognitive behavioral therapy) – Our digital self-care platform, myStrength® , offers interactive behavioral health tools and resources. Log on for:
– Guided programs on anxiety, chronic pain and opioids, depression, mindfulness, sleep, stress, substance use, and more
– Personalized resources on physical health conditions including smoking, diabetes, coronary disease
– Secure access through GuidanceResources® Online

The beneFIT Well-Being Program powered by WebMD matches your unique needs and interests with tools and resources that are right for you.

Daily Habits – Individual modules on various topics including Cope with the Blues, Hypertension, Keep Stress in Check, Sleep Well, and Work-Life Balance.
Well-Being Resources
Beyond Well Solutions Videos and Podcasts
Coach Connect 

Care can be complicated, but help is just a phone call away with the Wellmark Care Team.

Care Team Resources – From the complexities of the healthcare system to the challenges of staying on track with your treatment plan, navigating your care can feel like a full-time job.
Doctor on Demand – Telehealth visits with qualified mental health professionals.

– South Dakota Opioid Resource Hotline: 1.800.920.4343
– Substance Abuse National Helpline (SAMHSA): 1.800.662.HELP(4357)
myLifeLink: Free Sober Community App

Would you know what to do if we saw someone having a panic attack or displaying the signs of alcoholism? Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This evidence-based public education program and prevention tool can improve the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance problems and connect people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.

Mental Health First Aid: Youth introduces you to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents. One in five youth experiences mental health and/or substance use problems. Less than one-third access treatment. This course is for adults who regularly interact with youth: teachers, family members, youth advisors, and/or faith-based workers.

Mental Health First Aid: Adult gives the skills needed to provide aid to adults experiencing stress and other emotional issues. One in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. The primary audience for this workshop includes adults who work with or support adult family members, clients, and/or co-workers.

Upcoming Training Events – The following Mental Health First Aid courses are offered via Zoom through South Dakota State University Extension. Click below to register.

Child Mind Institute
National Institute of Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Depression and Bipolar Support

Mental Health America
South Dakota Department of Social Services Behavioral Health
605 Strong
– National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
– Crisis Text Line – Text “Connect” to 741-741