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    ***If you are in crisis or contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) in English or 1-888-628-9454 in Spanish, or the South Carolina Department of Mental Health's mobile crisis line at 1-833-364-2274.***


     The National Institute of Mental Health has an infographic about the Warning Signs of Suicide (link here).


    We encourage any Blue Devil who is struggling or in need to seek first the help of a trusted adult - parent, guardian, relative, teacher, coach, counselor.  The names and email addresses of our school counselors can be found on this website: School Counseling Department.  Names of teachers and support staff are on our directory page: Faculty and Staff by Department.  But if you feel you need further help, the resources below have been collected to assist you in finding potential emotional support tools.

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     Ways to "Self Check:" 

    COMPLETE A SELF-CHECK QUESTIONNAIRE

    New, free service for SC residents: anonymously take a Self-Check Questionnaire and connect with a counselor who can offer guidance, support, and resources to help connect you with mental health and addiction services. Go to https://hope.connectsyou.org to get started!

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    TAKE A MENTAL HEALTH TEST

    Online screening (click here) is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.  

    Unsure which screen to take?

      • The Depression Test is for individuals who are feeling overwhelming sadness. The depression test is also available in Spanish.
      • The Postpartum Depression Test is for new and expecting mothers who began feeling overwhelming sadness after becoming pregnant or giving birth.
      • The Anxiety Test is for people who feel that worry and fear are affecting their ability to function day-to-day. The anxiety test is also available in Spanish.
      • The Psychosis Test is for young people (age 12-35) who feel like their brain is playing tricks on them (seeing, hearing or believing things that don't seem real or quite right).
      • The Bipolar Test is for individuals who have mood swings - or unusual or extreme shifts in mood and energy.
      • The Eating Disorder Test can help explore eating related concerns that have an impact on your physical health and overall well-being.
      • The PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Test is for those who are bothered by a traumatic life event.
      • The Parent Test is for parents of young people to determine if their child’s emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.
      • The Youth Test is for young people (age 11-17) who are concerned that their emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.
      • The Addiction Test (Alcohol and substance use test) will help determine if your use of alcohol or drugs is an area to address.