Everyone reacts to stress differently. During a public health crisis it is understandable that everyone feels more stressed than usual. Get to know the signs that you or someone you love is under stress, and methods to better cope with these feelings.
The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services have added a dedicated, toll-free number for Spanish speakers, (833) TU-APOYO (882-7696). The Tu Apoyo, or “Your Support”, line will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (excluding state holidays). Callers do not need to provide any identifying information to talk with a support line staffer.
Mental Health America's CRISISline (864-271-8888) and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) are answering calls 24/7. They also have a free, confidential, online mental health screening available.
If you are in danger or experiencing an emergency, Call 9-1-1!
We are all spending more time at home to protect our health. But sometimes home doesn't feel like a safe place to be. If you are experiencing violence or controlling behavior in your home, there is help, even in the middle of a crisis. Safe Harbor is here to help. Their webpage can be translated into Spanish, and they have Spanish speaking providers on staff. Contact Ana Castellanos, Outreach Coordinator by email (link on the top right). Links to videos with resources are provided by Safe Harbor in Spanish and English below.
Julie Valentine Center will facilitate online support groups for survivors of sexual assault and child sexual abuse. The Online Support Group is an anonymous online chat that allows members of the community who have been affected by sexual violence to connect with one another while discussing topics relevant to survivors and their supporters. Trained staff facilitate these groups to ensure a safe environment for all visitors. Groups and resources are currently in English, but Spanish language resources are also available.