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SC State Library's books on Mental Health
No matter how challenging the times, you are not alone in South Carolina, thanks to SC-HOPES, an anonymous support line connecting you with an experienced team of mental health and addiction counselors. 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. Call 1-844-SC-HOPES when you need to talk.
SC Department of Mental Health Crisis Line
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, contact the SC Department of mental Health's 24/7/365 Statewide Crisis Response dispatcher at 833-364-2274, or call 911.
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. Text "HOME" to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services National Helpline
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Call 1-800-662-HELP.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK.
Veterans Crisis Line
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line, a free, confidential resource available to any Veteran, to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Call 1-800-273-8255, then press 1.
Recommended Online Resources
South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Mental Health services and support for children, adults, and families, statewide. Includes, but is not limited to: community-based outpatient services, care coordination, mobile crisis response, suicide prevention services, and inpatient stabilization services. Dedicated to evidence-based best practices and culturally competent services. Referrals not required; individuals are not refused service due to inability to pay.
National Alliance on Mental Health-South Carolina
NAMI of South Carolina is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness, and we offer support, education and advocacy as we do so. When a friend or family member develops a mental health condition, it’s important to know that you’re not alone.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. MHA’s programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Search the SCLENDS catalog to find more print books, children's books, CDs, DVDs, and more from participating libraries across the state. Apply for a SC State Library card here to borrow these materials.
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