A recent study found that 47% of South Dakota counties do not have mental health providers. So, the Southern Plains Behavioral Health Center in Winner became a saving grace for Lyn, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia.
The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) and the state Department of Health teamed up to launch “Avoid Opioid.” The website offers resources to those struggling with addiction, their loved ones, and providers treating those struggling with opioid use.
Diabetes is a serious disease and one of the more common health conditions in the U.S. and as the prevalence of the disease rises, so, too, does the number of people who suffer from diabetic neuropathy.
This is the first in a series of articles based on a July 2022 statewide poll conducted by South Dakota News Watch and the Chiesman Center for Democracy at the University of South Dakota, and is the latest segment in the ongoing “South Dakota Matters” series of polls and panel discussions hosted by News Watch.