Tiffany Wolfgang

Suicide Prevention

21 hours ago

In the Moment ... September 10, 2019 Show 655 Hour 2

Research shows that the suicide rate in the ag industry is five times higher than the national average. Among the reasons: worries about income, social isolation, and the ever-present stigma related to seeking mental health services. 

Those with careers in law enforcement, or who serve as probation officers or first responders, are trained early in their careers to be ready for anything.  In cases that involve dealing with someone with behavioral health difficulties, it can be difficult to figure out what to be ready for.  The South Dakota Department of Social Services offers a manual that serves as a road map for dealing with those sorts of crises.  

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... June 27, 2018 Show 367 Hour 1

We talk this hour about addressing opioid overuse and abuse in South Dakota and the statewide efforts and policies to save lives.

We're joined by:
Tom Martinec, Deputy Secretary, South Dakota Department of Health

Tiffany Wolfgang, Director, Division of Behavioral Health Services, SD DSS

Tim Rave, VP of Public Policy, Sanford Health

In The Moment ... April 25, 2018 Show 323 Hour 2

Since 2004, more than 1,700 lives have been lost to suicide in South Dakota. Those numbers have increased each year, with nearly one in six high school students in South Dakota having suicidal thoughts or tendencies. (That's according to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.)

South Dakotans take those numbers personally.