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Managing Stress During COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting many aspects of life. From working remotely and balancing childcare needs, to financial strains and keeping loved ones healthy, to the general uncertainty of present circumstances, people are facing stressful times.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) offers many resources for coping with the current challenges. Check out resources to help manage stress during COVID-19.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services recently launched a statewide support line for individuals in need of mental health or substance use services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The support line, which can be reached 24/7, statewide, toll-free, at 1-844-SC-HOPES (1-844-724-6737), will connect callers to trained clinicians who can address their specific needs.

In addition to the new support line, if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, the following resources are available 24/7/365:

  • SCDMH Community Crisis Response and Intervention – Toll free (833) DMH-CCRI (364-2274)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Toll free (800)-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

If you or someone you know is in need of mental health care, find the SCDMH center or clinic nearest you.



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