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.
There are several ways students or faculty and staff can prioritize their mental health while at UofSC. Make an appointment online to see a counselor one-on-one, join a skill-building group counseling session or take advantage of preventive programs like wellness coaching that can teach you skills to better cope with life's challenges.
Knowing what to do when someone is in distress can be difficult. UofSC's mental health training programs help students, student groups, classes, faculty groups and staff learn to recognize suicide warning signs and who to contact in those situations.
Report a Concern
Are you a student concerned about a friend or classmate or a faculty or staff member who believes a student or coworker needs help? Here are ways you can help.
UofSC Counseling & Psychiatry: 803-777-5223
24-Hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 (FREE, 24/7 and confidential)
The Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ individuals): 866-488-7386
UofSC Police Department: 803-777-4215
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.
Find tools to help you cope with the life changes you have experienced as a result of COVID-19.
Access resources that can help you cope effectively with life and create satisfying relationships.
Learn how to maintain good health by promoting pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.
Check out our resources to help you feel satisfied with your current and future financial situation.
Reach your academic goals, recognize your creative abilities and find ways to expand your knowledge and skills.
Find personal satisfaction, purpose and enrichment in your day-to-day work.
Learn why physical activity, sexual health, nutrition, and sleep are essential to a healthy life and outlook.
Develop or foster a sense of connection, belonging and support with others.
Discover or nurture your unique sense of purpose and meaning in life.
- 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.