The United Way's suicide prevention lifeline is available 24/7, 7-days a week in all 46 of South Carolina's counties.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -
Governor Nikki Haley and The United Way are teaming up to prevent suicides.
They came together in Columbia Friday morning to promote "2-1-1," the United Way's suicide prevention lifeline. It's available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, in all 46 counties. It can also be accessed online at www.sc211.org.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control says there were 652 suicide related deaths in South Carolina in 2011. The United Way developed the lifeline to help reduce these numbers.
"People in crisis, both adults and children, need to know they aren't alone, that there are trained professionals waiting and willing to help them. The option for active military and veterans is especially important today - it's about neighbors helping neighbors and taking care of those who take care of us," said Governor Nikki Haley.
Veterans, active military, and their families can dial "2-1-1" and then "1" to be connected with a separate veteran's crisis line.