Avera Behavioral Health: Local mother shares story after losing daughter to suicide


Our two guests today are Amber Reints, the Clinical Program Manager at Avera Behavioral Health. And Angela Drake, who lost her 17-year-old daughter, Brittany, to suicide five years ago. They are both here to discuss the movement to push for better mental health care by spreading hope and vital information to people affected by suicide.

You don’t have to handle life on your own. Difficult life experiences, trauma, grief and loss, accidents, abuse, chemical imbalances or harmful environments can create mental conditions that left unaddressed create larger issues. Avera is there to support your mental health. With locations in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Aberdeen and Worthington, Minnesota, help is only a phone call away. You can receive a free, confidential assessment by calling toll-free 1-800-691-4336. Avera Behavioral Health offers compassionate care for your mind, body and spirit.

And don’t forget: If you or someone you care about is struggling, you can find help or someone to talk to by calling 911, the 211 Helpline or Avera Behavioral Health 24/7 at 1-800-691-4336. The behavioral health specialists at Avera can also be reached by calling 605-322-4065.

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