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This page represents various partners and resources located in the areas served by Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health. Please check back often as this page will be updated on an ongoing basis. Please note that when you click on a link it will open in a new browser window, or browser tab.

As always, if you do not find information your are looking for, simply call us at (843) 747-5830 for a no charge consultation.

Mental Health Providers

Lowcountry Pastoral Counseling Center

Community Support

Mental Health Centers

  • Berkeley – (888) 202-1381
  • Charleston/Dorchester – 414-2350

Substance Abuse and Addiction Services

  • Berkeley – 761-8272
  • Charleston – 722-0100
  • Dorchester – 871-4790

Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health – (843) 747-5830

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center – (843) 577-5011
Suicide prevention specialists available to help access services.

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness – (843) 871-1009
Support for those affected by mental illness.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – (843) 569-7563 (Pat)
Peer run support groups – chapter of the National DBSA.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (800-273-8255)
Veterans Crisis Line – Press 1
Support, listening, crisis intervention and information about community resources for anyone, 24 hours a day, every day.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday – (843) 566-7183 (Charlotte)
Group and individual support, book exchange and referrals for people who have lost someone they love to suicide.

Compassionate Friends – (843) 763-6362
Support group for parents who have lost a child.

South Carolina Continuum of Care

The mission of the South Carolina Continuum of Care (COC) is to ensure continuing development and delivery of appropriate services to those children with the most severe and complex emotional or behavioral health challenges whose needs are not being adequately met by existing services and programs. In order to carry out this mission, the COC provides intensive care coordination through a care planning process called Wraparound. Wraparound is a team based approach to caring for families with complicated needs. COC ensures the special needs of our families are met by augmenting existing resources to create a full-service array that ensures our youth have access to services and supports needed in order to be served in the least restrictive, most appropriate setting. 


Dorchester County:

Therapeutic Division (Mental Health/Chemical Dependency):  (843) 832-0253

Guardianship/Conservatorship Division:  (843) 832-0253

Estate Division:  (843) 832-0136 or (843) 832-0282

Marriage License Division: (843) 851-5785

Website: Dorchester County
A resource link that provides basic facts about mental health, information about resources, and links to treatment locators.

National Runaway Safeline 
For over forty-three years, the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) has been committed to youth and their families in crisis. Since 9174, NRS has served as the federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our front line team of staff and volunteers provide crisis intervention services through hotline and online services (online, chat, email, bulletin board). NRS also maintains a comprehensive resource database of over 10,000 service providers to assist crisis callers. Our website, www,, serves as a comprehensive resource with runaway prevention information, educational materials, research statistics, our runaway curriculum, a youth-centric section, an electronic bulletin board and access to live chat during peak hours.

These are just some of the resources. For more information on local helping programs or to talk things out Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 273-TALK.