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Your family will never lack for something fun to do when you're in Rapid City, South Dakota. For starters, there's the Black Hills National Forest. No one should miss seeing Mount Rushmore. And while you're there, make sure to stop by the Black Hills Maze. In addition to lots of arcade games and similar attractions, there is a two level, 37,000 square foot maze Kids will have the time of their lives finding their way through the twisted corridors, looking for the faces of the four presidents featured on the monument. They change the design periodically, making this a great repeat destination. And fathers learn right along with the kids when taking teenagers and older kids to the South Dakota Air & Space Museum, featuring exhibits of local and Air Force aviation.1 Take the whole gang to relive the old days at the Big Thunder Mining Co. Store. You'll all find lots to enjoy in Rapid City.

Mental Health in Rapid City

Individuals and families that have been impacted by autism spectrum disorders, Asperger's, and Pervasive Development Disorders can find resources and support through the Autism Society of the Black Hills. This organization provides educational programs and classes for children as well as adults that focus on improving communication and social skills. Groups offer encouragement to people with autism and provide much needed social support. To inquire about meeting times and locations, or to get further details about the services offered, call the Autism Society of the Black Hills at 605-415-3739.2

The Black Hills Center for Equality works to promote the health and wellness of residents in the LGBT community. Advocacy efforts seek to inform the public of important LGBT issues and promote equality for all. To meet the mental health needs of LBGT citizens, the center provides a free 24-hour hotline. Residents struggling with depression, anxiety, prejudice, or any other issue with which they need assistance can call 605-348-3244.3

The behavioral health programs offered by the Indian Health Service seek to address issues that interfere with the mental health of Native American residents in Rapid City. The agency focuses particularly on substance use intervention and treatment programs to raise awareness of the dangers that alcohol and other drugs present to health and wellness. The Indian Health Service also offers crisis response programs for individuals that experience a mental health emergency. Services for tribal members are offered free of charge. Call the Rapid City Service Unit at 605-355-2500 for additional information.4

Current Initiatives

The Ateyapi Identity Monitoring Initiative is a program that seeks to reduce risky behaviors among American Indian youth in the Rapid City area. Using culturally sensitive methods, the initiative aims to improve the self-esteem and self-efficacy of youth through activities that build resiliency and provide coping skills to overcome the effects of poverty. Children learn self-management skills, gain cultural and self-awareness, and learn how to make positive and safe choices that enhance their wellbeing. To learn more about this initiative, call 605-341-3339.5


References

1. South Dakota Air & Space Museum. (2017). Exhibits. Retrieved from http://www.sdairandspacemuseum.com/exhibits
2. Autism Society of the Black Hills. (2017). Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.autismsd.org/
3. Black Hills Center for Equality. (2017). About. Retrieved from https://www.bhcfe.org/index.php/about
4. Indian Health Service. (2017). Behavioral Health. Retrieved from http://www.ihs.gov/communityhealth/behavioralhealth/
5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2016). Ateyapi Identity Monitoring Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/grants/grantees/tier2-sd-rural.html

Rapid City is located in Pennington County, South Dakota. It has a land area of 54.44 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Rapid City is 73,569 people with 28,721 households and a median annual income of $46,966. .


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Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Rapid City, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Rapid City may have flexibility or sliding scales