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Mental Health

Taking care of your mental and emotional health is essential for your well-being. Whether you're a faculty or staff member struggling with an issue, a student concerned about a friend's well-being, or want to report an incident, we're here to help all the members of our university community.

Emergencies & After-Hour Crisis

If you or someone you know is considering self-harm or harming someone else, call 911 immediately.

Students, faculty and staff can call Counseling & Psychiatry at 803-777-5223 after hours to speak with a counselor about urgent concerns. Faculty and staff can call any time to share concerns about a student.




UofSC Counseling & Psychiatry: 803-777-5223 
24-Hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 
Crisis Text Line: 
Text HELLO to 741741 (FREE, 24/7 and confidential) 
The Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ individuals): 
UofSC Police Department: 
UofSC Employee Assistance Program: 800-633-3353
Student Care and Outreach Team: If you are ever concerned about someone's health, well-being or safety, submit a referral.


Resources for Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

Find resources and support that can assist with all the dimensions of your health and well-being from physical and emotional to financial and intellectual.



  • We Wear the Mask 
    This event showcases the student experience of juggling multiple identities through the medium of artistic expression. The title is taken from the poem, 'We Wear the Mask' by Paul Laurence Dunbar, where he writes about the need to wear a mask that hides one's true identity. Participants will participate in a guided workshop hosted by a professional spoken word artist.  This year's special guest is Grammy-nominated, viral sensation, Theresa tha Songbird who will also perform at the event. 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.