DMH Office of Suicide Prevention

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Welcome! The Office of Suicide Prevention (OSP) is a program of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health that is working to make South Carolina a Zero Suicide state. We do this through training, awareness, and collaboration with other state agencies, nonprofits, communities, and medical and behavioral health care systems. We operate under the firm belief that suicide is preventable, especially when communities are equipped with the knowledge and ability to help individuals struggling with thoughts of suicide.

The Office of Suicide Prevention does not offer counseling or emergency services.

If this is an emergency, please call 911.

If you need to talk or are concerned about someone else, please contact
the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255
or call 1.800.799.4889 for Lifeline TTY services.

You may also Text HOPE4SC to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line.

Individuals in a mental health crisis that does not require medical assistance may also call
Community Crisis Response and Intervention at 1.833.364.2274 (DMH-CCRI).

Individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders (SUD) or serious mental illness (SMI) related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need assistance may call the SC HOPES Crisis Counseling Program at 1-844-SC-HOPES (724-6737).

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