Welcome to the South Dakota United For Hope & Recovery Homepage!
Check out the announcements on the left side of this page for new information and all the latest updates. The most urgent news and latest updates will scroll at the top of this page. More information about scrolling updates will be available in the announcements section.
Learn more about SD United by reading below, or kick back and listen in to hear more about who we are and what we do...
On February 20th, Jennifer Constantine was interviewed on behalf of SD United on Dakota Midday, a regular weekday South Dakota Public Radio show. Click the link below to hear a recording of the live interview.
South Dakota United for Hope & Recovery (SDUnited) is a statewide non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)3 status. Because SDUnited is peer-run, we are managed and directed by people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and/or extreme/altered states. We are growing potential as we pursue improved advocacy, education, and support by and with our peers.
- We use the language of "lived experience" because we see this as the most universal description of our common, yet diverse, experiences.
- From our own lived experience, we know the importance of choice in how each person defines their experiences and we believe each person should have access to education and supports that promote informed choice and personal power.
- We believe that the people of South Dakota should have access to education and support services that have been proven most effective to promote healing, recovery, and wellness - for individuals, families, and communities.
- We believe in the POWER of PEERS! Power to heal. Power to recover. Power to influence positive change. Power to encourage, educate, and support one another, our families, and our communities. Power born of wisdom and strength. Wisdom and strength born of uniquely intense/challenging life experiences.
Announcements and Website Updates
Please check back often as we update this website with the latest programs, activities, and opportunities. The "Announcements " section on the left of this home page is the best place to find out about upcoming events and opportunities. This is also where we will announce completed website updates. Please be patient with us as we work together to perform quality updates to the SD United website. We want to do the best job we can at building a website with credible and accurate resources and information. Check out the "Connect " tab to connect with SD United on Facebook, You Tube, or Twitter. Look for more ways to connect- coming soon.
Funding to Provide Free Wellness Support Calls Extended Through August 2013
SD United will be able to continue providing wellness support calls. These calls are a chance to support one another and share our experiences, strengths, and hope. The calls are facilitated by peers in South Dakota trained to facilitate peer support groups. Anyone with lived experience is invited to dial-in (toll-free) and participate. Participants can share as much or as little as they like. Those with lived experience who want to dial-in as listen only participants are also welcome.
Calls are currently held on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 pm Central Time (Eastern SD), 7 pm Mountain Time (Western SD) as well as the (New starting January 2013) FIRST Saturday of each month at 2 pm Central Time (Eastern SD), 1 pm Mountain Time (Western SD)
Dial In Number: 1-866-554-6142
Entry Code: 5120166281#
The wellness support calls are provided free of charge and are offered through a "Campaign for Social Inclusion" grant from the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) ADS Center (SAMHSA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity, and Social Inclusion associated with Mental Health). Find out more about SAMHSA ADS Center activities at : http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov