At the heart of the Lost&Found name is a shorthand replacement of the word “and”: & – an ampersand.
For our team, the ampersand represents the short distance between feeling lost and reaching the hope found in community.
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SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Dakota Foundation, a family foundation focused on promoting social entrepreneurship, has given a $60,000 grant to Lost&Found, a 501(c)3 nonprofit mental health education and research organization based in Sioux Falls. The grant will increase...
We know this holiday season won't be like any other. That's why our team has created a Holiday Mental Health Checklist for the months ahead. Use the four components of resilience to gauge your mental health over the months ahead (and beyond!). If you're not able to...
This is a transcript of a conversation with four mental health leaders from around the state of South Dakota discussing the future of mental health and suicide prevention efforts for young adults 14-35. In the conversation are Sheri Nelson, Helpline Center; Tosa Two heart, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board; Angela Drake, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – South Dakota Chapter; and Amber Reints, Avera Behavioral Health. It was moderated by Nathan Hofer.
This is a transcript of a conversation with Lost&Found’s founders: DJ Smith, Deni Etriheim, Anna Hyronimus, and Elliott Breukelman. The conversation was moderated by Nathan Hofer.
Lost&Found’s 10-year celebration culminated with a virtual program featuring the awarding of Lost&Found’s first Resilience Award, a keynote by Vaney Hariri, and a presentation of the vision of the next 10 years by CEO Erik Muckey.
By Brittany Levine My journey with living with anxiety and depression began when I was about 17 years old. I was young for a freshman in college, but I felt ready and excited to begin the journey. Within the first month, something changed. I wasn’t sleeping right and...
Lost&Found Day Proclamation Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken has proclaimed September 3, 2020, Lost&Found Day. Here is the text of that proclamation: Office of the MayorCity of Sioux FallsProclamation WHEREAS, the City of Sioux Falls, in the state of...
BIPOC Mental Health Month is a tremendous opportunity to elevate the mental health needs of Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color in our communities. At the same time, if 2020 has shown us anything, we have a long way to go toward building systems, policies, and programs that give every person in our country a fair chance at mental health.
“To me, resilience is the ability to not only overcome the difficult obstacles in your life, but have built the appropriate mindset to grow from them as well.”