NAMI South Dakota was founded in 1987. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to carrying out the mission to improve the lives of persons affected by mental illness.

The Mission of NAMI South Dakota is to provide education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by mental illness.

Affiliates are located throughout the state in Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Sturgis, Watertown, Yankton.  There is also a statewide Consumer Council.