South Carolina Department of Mental Health &
South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services
“SC HOPES” Campaign
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on South Carolinians, and SC HOPES is here to help. SCDMH and DAODAS have teamed up to offer a free support line to address the challenges we face in today’s world. The SC HOPES support line’s focus is to assist people who are experiencing new or increased symptoms of mental health or substance use problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and other environmental challenges within the state. SC HOPES also aims to reach and assist workers who remain on the front lines of the crisis, like healthcare providers, who are at increased risk of issues like post-traumatic stress. Anyone 18 and up can call to inquire about resources in their local communities such as food banks, vaccination sites, and more, in addition to being connected to treatment services should they desire them.
The 30-second PSA assures listeners that these symptoms are normal during a pandemic, and it’s okay to reach out for help. Listeners are encouraged to call 1-844-SC-HOPES to speak with an experienced professional who will offer guidance, support and resources. Additional information is available at https://sc-hopes.org.
- Raise awareness about the SC HOPES support line
- Help South Carolinians with mental health and substance use problems during COVID-19