Lost&Found, in partnership with the South Dakota Humanities Council, is conducting a digital storytelling project for National Suicide Prevention Month (September). The “30 Days, 30 Stories: Let’s #DoMore to Prevent Suicide” project will tell the stories of 30 youth and young adults from the state of South Dakota who have faced and overcome adversity resulting from mental health challenges and/or suicide ideation, risks, attempts, and loss.

Do you have a story to share?

If you are a youth or young adult who has been resilient when dealing with a mental health challenge or the impact of suicide ideation, risks, attempts, or loss, we’d love to hear your story. Learn more and fill out a form to submit your story at the link.

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your story with us.

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Lost&Found, in partnership with the South Dakota Humanities Council, is conducting a digital storytelling project for National Suicide Prevention Month (September). The “30 Days, 30 Stories: Let’s #DoMore to Prevent Suicide” project will tell the stories of 30 youth and young adults from the state of South Dakota who have faced and overcome adversity resulting from mental health challenges and/or suicide ideation, risks, attempts, and loss.

Do you have a story to share?

If you are a youth or young adult who has been resilient when dealing with a mental health challenge or the impact of suicide ideation, risks, attempts, or loss, we’d love to hear your story. Learn more and fill out a form to submit your story at the link.

Submit your story

Building resilience one life at a time

What is #30Days30Stories ?

What is #30Days 30Stories ?

An honest, heartfelt story has the power to change hearts and minds. This September, Lost&Found is sharing 30 of them – an empowering, impactful story for each day of National Suicide Prevention Month.

The digital storytelling campaign, titled “30 Days, 30 Stories: Let’s #DoMore to Prevent Suicide,” will tell the stories of 30 people who have faced and overcome adversity resulting from mental health challenges, including suicide ideation, risks, attempts, and loss.

As South Dakota and the surrounding region face continually rising suicide rates, we’ve asked individuals to share their stories of resilience to lend hope, opportunities for conversation, and resources to South Dakota communities.

As an organization focused on providing comprehensive suicide prevention and postvention resources for young adults 10-34 in South Dakota and the surrounding region, Lost&Found has three main goals for this campaign:

  • Increase awareness of mental health challenges all around us, as this can reduce the stigma of mental illness and seeking help.
  • Empower people to share their stories. This includes the people who are featured here, but also those who read and identify with these stories and may find courage to tell their own. Storytelling involves deciding what details matter (and which don’t), and finding meaning in a series of events. This process can be healing in itself.
  • Promote the resources that can help people through even the darkest of times. We especially want people to learn about and know how to access the statewide suicide prevention resources that young adults and families have found relevant to their experiences, identities, and communities.

A new story will be posted to this website each day in September. We encourage sharing these stories on social platforms – you never know who might need to hear a story of resilience on a given day. The hashtag for this story series is #30Days30Stories.

The campaign is being conducted in partnership with the South Dakota Humanities Council and 4Front Studios of Sioux Falls.

About
lost&found

The Lost&Found Association came to life in 2010 thanks to a team of soon-to-be college students committed to making a difference in the lives of peers struggling with depression and suicide.

Today, Lost&Found is a growing education and advocacy nonprofit that serves students on 15 college campuses, offering resilience-building programming and connecting students in need with support communities.