USD Lost&Found

USD Lost&Found The USD Lost & Found chapter connects USD students with the tools and community to develop lifelong resilience. Our goal? Improving campus mental health for every student. When we live well, we can help others do the same!

Check out what L&F founder Erik Muckey has to say, and about the important work we’re doing at USD!
05/22/2020

Check out what L&F founder Erik Muckey has to say, and about the important work we’re doing at USD!

Erik Muckey ('14), a USD economics graduate, is spearheading efforts for the non-profit organization Lost&Found, which works to eliminate suicide in young adults by connecting them with the tools and community needed for resilience and self-care.

Muckey, who helped form the original board of directors for Lost&Found says, “Mental health impacts may be one of the lesser talked about concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak, but we are well aware of the fact that our programs may be needed now more than ever.”

Read more about how Muckey is aiding in the mental health of students. 👉 https://yote.us/3bSsLrh 🐾#YoteLife

Today is the day! Get out and #RunForResilience during Nikki's Run - Virtual 5K Run/Walk! ❤️
05/03/2020

Today is the day! Get out and #RunForResilience during Nikki's Run - Virtual 5K Run/Walk! ❤️

We're ready to #RunForResilience tomorrow! Join us for Nikki's Run - Virtual 5K Run/Walk.
05/03/2020

We're ready to #RunForResilience tomorrow! Join us for Nikki's Run - Virtual 5K Run/Walk.

Join Lost&Found at 1pm for a great pre-finals week motivational session! Josh Rivedal and The I'mpossible Project will s...
04/30/2020

Join Lost&Found at 1pm for a great pre-finals week motivational session! Josh Rivedal and The I'mpossible Project will speak on Facebook Live about how to live our best lives during crisis and make the most of our mental health.

We hope you'll join the USD Lost&Found chapter on the watch party at 1pm!

We've got a great session today at 1pm with Josh Rivedal and The I'mpossible Project! Join us here on our page for a Facebook Live session entitled "How to Live Mentally Well and Crush It During Difficult Times," a 60-minute experience learning about what mental health looks like, how to reframe failure, and how to be the best we can be for ourselves and others during moments of crisis.

See you at 1pm!

We are so excited to introduce our new exec team to you! 😄 We cannot wait to spread mental health awareness and build re...
04/29/2020

We are so excited to introduce our new exec team to you! 😄 We cannot wait to spread mental health awareness and build resiliency for USD students.

Don’t Forget To Register!Nikki’s Run is a virtual 5k created to raise money to support USD students seeking help for dep...
04/21/2020

Don’t Forget To Register!
Nikki’s Run is a virtual 5k created to raise money to support USD students seeking help for depression and suicide ideation and highlights the efforts made on USD’s campus to help students build resilience and prevent suicide.

#suicideprevention #suicideawareness #stayhome #5k #runningformentalhealth #runningforacause #buildresilience #resilient #usd

04/06/2020
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Our chapter is still accepting applications for our leadership positions!! ❤️ apply by Friday!

‼️ Our chapter leadership applications are now open ‼️

Are you:

-Dedicated to building resilience and awareness of mental health? 🧠🗣
-Passionate and ready to make a difference? 💞🤩
-Looking for a way to get involved on campus? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Apply by April 10th! https://forms.gle/caFnguyfcUA9eweG7

Happy Monday! and to the second week of remote learning! The first week was a whole new syllabus week but with assignmen...
03/31/2020

Happy Monday! and to the second week of remote learning! The first week was a whole new syllabus week but with assignments already due and projects being worked on. How are you adjusting?

This week, I want to challenge you! Take a moment and write down 4 things you can do to work on you resilience throughout the week. This can be from making a clear space to do your homework to take 5 minutes to get outside and breathe. Life will be stressful but let’s take charge if this situation and make it positive for ourselves! Check our story for a helpful chart!

03/28/2020

‼️ Our chapter leadership applications are now open ‼️

Are you:

-Dedicated to building resilience and awareness of mental health? 🧠🗣
-Passionate and ready to make a difference? 💞🤩
-Looking for a way to get involved on campus? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Apply by April 10th! https://forms.gle/caFnguyfcUA9eweG7

03/24/2020
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Join us tonight at 6pm!

Join us for Part 2 of Finding Peace in the Storm tonight at 6:00 pm with our awesome partners at Breathe and Believe as we learn how to deal with anxiety and stress in new ways. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with one another right here on Facebook Live!

PS - Please let us know what you think of this session afterwards using the following link! :) https://forms.gle/VScpbG2vJiTdvqEA7

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09/16/2019

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In observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, our team at Lost&Found is taking a different approach. An approach of...
09/09/2019

In observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, our team at Lost&Found is taking a different approach. An approach of #Resilience. When we embrace resilience, no matter where we are in life, we have hope. Here at USD, we are challenging you to build up the people around you and yourself! Need ideas? Stay tuned for ideas and seminars on building resilience in yourself and others #nationalsuicidepreventionmonth #beabetteryou #togetherwecanmakeadifference

Self Care Sunday.                                      You did it! You made it through your first week of College. This ...
09/01/2019

Self Care Sunday. You did it! You made it through your first week of College. This upcoming school year let’s focus on bettering our today instead of focusing on past mistakes or failures.
#betteryourself #selfcare #mentalhealthawareness

We're looking for you, Coyotes! Our executive team application deadline has been extended. 📯Ready to join the team that ...
04/22/2019
USD Lost & Found Executive Team Application

We're looking for you, Coyotes! Our executive team application deadline has been extended. 📯

Ready to join the team that leaves a lasting impact on student mental health at USD? Apply by Noon CT, Friday April 26 to join the USD Lost & Found exec team!

#wearehereusd

USD Lost & Found is looking for committed, energetic, and thoughtful leaders to serve on its leadership team! Our chapter programs focus on Resilience for Self, Resilience for Others, and Resilience for Community, all with the goal of improving campus mental health one student at a time. READY TO AP...

Words matter! We encourage you to stop saying "committed suicide," and instead say "died by suicide." This is a simple w...
03/27/2019
Why You Should Stop Saying 'Committed Suicide'

Words matter! We encourage you to stop saying "committed suicide," and instead say "died by suicide." This is a simple way we can all reduce the stigma placed on mental health conditions.
#wearehere

The phrase is stigmatizing in a lot of outdated, insensitive ways.

USD Lost & Found alumni, we're looking for you! 🧐Join the L&F alumni network today!
03/25/2019
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USD Lost & Found alumni, we're looking for you! 🧐

Join the L&F alumni network today!

Calling all Lost & Found alumni! 🙌

We're looking for you! Did you join a chapter at the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, or Dakota State University?

Click the link below to join our alumni network and connect with your L&F community.

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02/15/2019

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What are we celebrating on Valentine's Day?

Love that we've shared.
Love that surrounds us today.
Love that is with us for good.

No matter how your #ValentinesDay is going, know you are loved.

#wearehere #everydayresilience

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09/25/2018
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Time to rise and GLOW! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🙌
Join the USD Lost & Found chapter for the annual Nikki's 5K Glow Run and Walk this Saturday, Sept. 29. All funds raised go to mental health programming at the University of South Dakota.
Be a part of our community and sign up today!

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09/18/2018

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💙Just a reminder for tomorrow! 💜 We will be hosting a FREE yoga class, welcome to all, in the Wellness Center!Come pract...
09/18/2018

💙Just a reminder for tomorrow! 💜 We will be hosting a FREE yoga class, welcome to all, in the Wellness Center!

Come practice some Mindful Resilience with us from 3:30PM to 5:00PM. We hope to see you there! 🌟

USD Lost & Found remembers and honors the lives lost on September 11, 2001. We honor the survivors and those tragically ...
09/11/2018

USD Lost & Found remembers and honors the lives lost on September 11, 2001. We honor the survivors and those tragically left behind.

If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, please call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line to reach VA responders 24/7.

9/10 (11AM-2PM) - #MotivationMonday, make your own goodie bags! 9/11 (2:45PM-4PM) - Yote Floats in the Pit!9/12 (4PM-4:3...
09/10/2018

9/10 (11AM-2PM) - #MotivationMonday, make your own goodie bags!
9/11 (2:45PM-4PM) - Yote Floats in the Pit!
9/12 (4PM-4:30PM) - Flags on Old Main's North Lawn
9/13 (11AM-2PM) - Tabling in the MUC with candy!
9/14 (11AM-2PM) - Instagram Booth in the Pit!

🌟 Don't ever doubt yourself. Take it one day at a time. 🌟
09/09/2018

🌟 Don't ever doubt yourself. Take it one day at a time. 🌟

09/05/2018

Hello USD Lost & Found family! I'm just posting to remind you of our first meeting of the year will take place THIS afternoon at 4PM in Delzell 106!
Bring your calendars or laptops because we've got a lot of fun stuff planned this year. We'll also be serving some homemade cookies, so stop by!

IT’S FINALLY HERE!! Registration is now open for Nikki’s 5K Glow Run and Walk! Click on the link below to register. Afte...
08/31/2018

IT’S FINALLY HERE!! Registration is now open for Nikki’s 5K Glow Run and Walk! Click on the link below to register. After you register, you’ll get an email with a link to place your t-shirt order. T-shirt orders must be completed by September 19th. On race day there will be snacks, glow sticks, free merchandise, and prizes! This year we have a new feature, donations. The person/team who raises the most money will receive the grand prize! We can’t wait to see you SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th! 🐾🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ https://runsignup.com/Race/SD/Vermillion/2018Nikkis5KRunandWalk

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08/30/2018

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Ramzie and Rebecca recruited new Yotes at the student org fair🐾
08/18/2018

Ramzie and Rebecca recruited new Yotes at the student org fair🐾

Welcome back Yotes🐾
08/18/2018
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Welcome back Yotes🐾

"It's the most wonderful tiiiiiiiime of the year!"
To the new and returning students alike, welcome to your next and best year! We're excited to have you back on campus.
Looking for a strong community to settle into? Look no further than your campus Lost & Found chapters.
#wearehere, The University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University!

Be an inspiration on this beautiful Monday🌼
07/09/2018

Be an inspiration on this beautiful Monday🌼

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06/20/2018

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Way to go Ramzie! 😊
03/08/2018

Way to go Ramzie! 😊

We're excited to announce Ramzie Lynn Cronin​ has joined our Board of Directors! Ramzie's incredible engagement with USD Lost&Found as a Director of Membership & Recruitment and Vice President will no doubt prove helpful in shaping L&F's future. Ramzie will serve as the USD chapter representative on the Board.
Congratulations and welcome, Ramzie!

01/30/2018

Hello all! Just a friendly reminder that our first Lost & Found meeting is today at 5 p.m. in Delzell 106! A guest speaker from our national board will be here to do a membership retreat with us. Hope to see you there!!

Happy Friday from your Lost & Found exec team! 😊 hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend!
01/26/2018

Happy Friday from your Lost & Found exec team! 😊 hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend!

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01/16/2018

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01/16/2018

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WHAT IS LOST & FOUND?

Lost & Found connects college students with the tools and community to develop lifelong resilience. Based in Sioux Falls, SD, Lost & Found is a campus-based movement founded by a group of USD students in 2010 to address the growing issue of suicide facing young adults ages 15-34. Chapter programs focus on three core areas: Resilience for Self, Resilience for Others, and Resilience for Community.

The USD chapter was the first student chapter of Lost & Found, in operation since 2011. Our goal? Making USD a place where mental health—and each student's life—are made a top priority.

WHY LOST & FOUND?

More students than ever in South Dakota and around the nation are experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. Over 20% of students nationwide reported anxiety causing an impact on their academic performance in 2016, and a whopping 85% of students felt overwhelmed by the work they needed to complete.

Both in South Dakota and around the country, campus counseling centers are experiencing unprecedented demand. Between 2010 and 2015, campus counseling center demand nationwide increased by 30%, yet enrollment only increased by 5%. Demand has only further increased, and counseling centers will remain strapped for resources until something else can be done.

At a time when suicide is second leading cause of death for college-aged students, getting effective treatment and finding the skills and community to live well are more important than ever. No life is worth a test, a relationship, or a job, and suicide cannot be taken back.

That is why Lost & Found is committed to connecting students to the tools and community that contribute to a life of resilience. Chapter programs are designed to meet the specific mental health needs of a campus, and our organization's values of compassion, understanding, and inclusion drive our work to collaborate with any and every organization on campus willing to commit to improving mental health for all students.

HOW DO I JOIN THE CHAPTER?

Send us a message on our page, or send us an email ([email protected]) to get started. All USD students are welcome to join our chapter at any time!

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LOST & FOUND?

Check out our website (www.lafprevention.org) or contact our Executive Director, Erik Muckey ([email protected]).

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