Hear South Dakota’s stories.

During the month of September, we will be sharing 30 stories over 30 days. Young adults and families from South Dakota and beyond who have been impacted by suicide and mental health challenges share their stories and how they have discovered what #Resilience looks like in their life.

Please consider sharing
your story with us.

Submit your story

Hear South Dakota’s stories.

During the month of September, we will be sharing 30 stories over 30 days. Young adults and families from South Dakota and beyond who have been impacted by suicide and mental health challenges share their stories and how they have discovered what #Resilience looks like in their life.

Please consider sharing
your story with us.

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 “This Is What Resilience Looks Like,” 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 and new mental health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 resources for young adults 15-34 in South Dakota and the surrounding region, Lost&Found has two 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.
  • 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. 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 Storyteller Co. 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.