Be Good to Yourself

Be Good to Yourself

By Gretchen Gammeter, SJ4H Board Member  When my husband and I got pregnant, I had this idea that it was going to be fairly easy. Okay, before you roll your eyes at me, I knew that parenting was hard, but I clearly had no idea how hard. I figured we would have a baby...
WIFM – What’s In It For Mentors

WIFM – What’s In It For Mentors

How mentoring has reciprocal benefits and adds value to the mentor’s wellbeing. By Lora Hayes, Executive Director TeamMates of Sioux Falls Mentoring January brings a fresh start. A time to examine our lives, shift our priorities, and begin again. January also happens...
Reflections on a Volatile Year

Reflections on a Volatile Year

By Brad Hearst, Founder & Executive Director As we wrap up perhaps one of the most volatile years I have ever experienced it brings light to just how diverse the stresses of mental health are within our society. As a collective group we experienced natural...
A Shoulder for Many Attempts

A Shoulder for Many Attempts

By Rocky Hayes, SJ4H Board Member  You could save someone’s life…you probably already have. Never underestimate the struggle of anyone in your life. Actions and words do not always pave the way of understanding the pain someone is going through. Anyone, truly anyone,...
It Doesn’t Start When It Ends

It Doesn’t Start When It Ends

Normally when writing a blog post I would discuss the impacts that suicide has on those left behind, the survivors. As I’ve continued to work with families that have been impacted I also have spoken with bystanders who may have been indirectly impacted or knew the...
Bullying: You Can’t Just Get Over It

Bullying: You Can’t Just Get Over It

Suicide within our community has been progressively increasing year over year. The numbers in our state rank among some of the highest in the country. This understandably isn’t an award anyone wants. Even more recent, we have had children taking their lives because of...