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Safeguarding mental health
during a crisis


Safeguarding your mental health is as important as your physical health during this unprecedented situation. Our school counselors remain available to support our students and their families, and you received the contact information of your school counselor from your school. We encourage you to talk to your school counselor for help with coping with stress and anxiety.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health also gathered some tools and resources which you can find here.

As always, trained professionals stand ready to support you (some are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week) according to your needs, including:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 1-800-273-8255
The Trevor Project Lifeline for LGBT youth — 866-488-7386
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline — 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
National Teen Dating/Domestic Violence Hotline — 1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault Hotline — 1-800-656-4673
National Eating Disorders Center Helpline — 1-800-931-2237 (M–Th 11am–9pm; F 11am–5pm; chat hours on website)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) — 1-800-950-6264 (M–F 10am–6pm) or text “NAMI” to 741741
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline — 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Lexington County Community Mental Health Center — (803) 996-1500 or after hours call 1-833-DMH-CCRI (1-833-364-2274)
American Foundation on Suicide Prevention — https://afsp.org
SC Child Abuse reporting number — 1-800-768-5858