Mental Health Resources

Suicide Lifeline: 988

Mobile Crisis: 803.364.2274

Columbia Area Mental Health Center: 803-898-8888.


SC Mobile Crisis – Mobile Crisis is for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. Local Mobile Crisis Teams assess the crisis and can respond on-site, with law enforcement, if appropriate. SC Mobile Crisis is available 24/7/365, toll-free, statewide, at (833) 364-2274.

SCDMH Deaf Services Hotline – This line is dedicated to folks who are deaf or hard of hearing and in crisis or in need of resources. It is also available to contact for hospital consultation, telepsychiatry interpreter requests, and mental health center referrals. The Deaf Services Hotline is available 24/7, statewide, at (803) 339-3339 (VP) or


Crisis Text Line – The Crisis Text Line is a nationwide resource for anyone in need of crisis assistance but who is not able or ready to call into a resource line. South Carolina has its own code for the line. South Carolinians can reach the Crisis Text Line 24/7, toll-free, by texting HOPE4SC to 741741 (Español: “AYUDA” to 741-741). Texts to this line do not use your data or show up on your phone bill.

988 (Suicide Prevention Lifeline) – This line is for anyone in need of crisis help. The Lifeline is available 24/7, toll-free, nationwide, by calling or texting 988 (Veterans, select 1).
o To chat with 988, visit
o The former Lifeline number will remain active going forward: (800) 273-TALK (8255).


Online Mental Health Screener – this is a safe, easy, and free service that allows users to anonymously take a Self-Check Questionnaire and connect with a professional counselor who can offer guidance, support, and resources to help connect them with mental health and substance use disorder services. The screener is at

Your local mental health center – SCDMH operates 16 centers (with associated clinics) that serve children, adolescents, adults, and families. Accepting new patients and serving all counties statewide. Secure telephone and video appointments are available in addition to in-person visits – please inquire to learn more. To find the location nearest you to learn more, visit or call (803) 898-8581.