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STATEHOUSE REPORT |  ISSUE 21.51 |  DEC. 23, 2022

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S.C. receives $1M to help 988 call center staffing 

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Staff reports  |  The S.C. Department of Mental Health (DMH) said the state has received a one-time $1 million grant to help prevent suicides through the state’s 988 phone number. The money comes from a $130 million national program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to “enhance 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline services.”

“Almost two-thirds of the money will go towards staffing for the call centers,” said Jennifer Butler, director of DMH…

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