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 (DMH) 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.

New Self-Check Questionnaire/Screening TooL

No matter how challenging the times, you are not alone in South Carolina. DMH and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) have teamed up to offer this safe, easy and free service that allows you to anonymously take a Self-Check Questionnaire and connect with a professional counselor who can offer guidance, support, and resources to help connect you with mental health and addiction services. We are ready to help if you are overwhelmed by COVID-19 challenges, feeling overly stressed or anxious, coping with a natural disaster, struggling with addiction, feeling depressed and don’t know where to turn. Visit to submit a questionnaire today.


Please Note: This is not an emergency response system or crisis intervention service. If you are in crisis or contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or SCDMH’s mobile crisis line at 1-833-364-2274.

Self-Check Questionnaire

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 988
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
Mobile Crisis at 1.833.364.2274.

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).

¿Tiene dificultades para lidiar con sus problemas después de un desastre? Hay esperanza!
Para la Prevencion de Suicidio Nacional: 1.888.628.9454.
Con la ayuda, llega la esperanza.