Capital Area Counseling Service receives donation for suicide prevention

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Capital Area Counseling Service has received a $10,000 donation to assist with suicide prevention efforts in nine counties in central South Dakota.

President and CEO Amy Iversen-Pollreisz (poll-rise) says the donation came from Sioux Falls Steel Company through Pierre residents Kim and Steve Malsam-Rysdon.

She says Capital Area Counseling provides a wide range of mental health services to children and adults living in Buffalo, Haakon, Hughes, Hyde, Jones, Lyman, Potter, Stanley and Sully counties.

Iversen-Pollreisz says Capital Area Counseling staff are able to meet with people in person or remotely.

For more information or to reach out for assistance, call Capital Area Counseling Service at 605-224-5811 or go to You can also call the state’s 2-1-1 Helpline.

Iversen-Pollreisz took over CACS in early March 2020.