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SMVF CIM Suicide Prevention

 
Pickens County was selected as one of 10 sites from across the country to participate in SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center’s Crisis Intercept Mapping project in the spring of 2021. The Pickens County CIM Team consists of members in leadership at the local, regional, and state level and both military and civilian participants. 


The Service Members, Veterans, and Families (SMVF) Crisis Intercept Mapping for Suicide Prevention will help our community identify the resources, gaps, and opportunities in our crisis care system and strengthen the delivery of evidence-based suicide prevention policies and practices during the time period surrounding an episode of acute care when the risk of suicide is higher. Within a community crisis system, there are four key “intercept points” that provide opportunities for diverting at-risk SMVF to appropriate and effective prevention and support services: First Contact, Acute Care, Care Transitions, and Ongoing Treatment and Recovery Support.

Since most military veterans do not receive health care through the VA system and instead seek care in community care settings, and many community providers do not consider themselves culturally competent about military and veteran populations, cooperation among varied partners is key. This program seeks to strengthen the partnerships among military and civilian stakeholders for optimal crisis care coordination between various services.

Resources:
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255).
Call the Veterans Crisis Line - (800) 273-TALK Press 1 or Text 838255
Text "Hope4SC" to 741741
SCDMH and DAODAS anonymous self-check questionnaire: hope.connectsyou.org
Mobile Crisis Program through SCDMH available 24/7/365, call 1-833-364-2274
S. C. Department of Veterans' Affairs Mental Health Resources | Veterans' Affairs (sc.gov)
U. S. Department of Veterans' Affairs Get Help - Mental Health (va.gov)
Support for Military Personnel & Families | Military OneSource

Many thanks to the Pickens County CIM Team partners:
American Legion Post 11
Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Mental Health Clinic
AnMed Health Cannon Hospital
Clemson University Office of Military and Veteran Engagement 
Mental Health of America Greenville County
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Pickens County Behavioral Health Services
Pickens County Emergency Services
Pickens County Sheriff Office
Pickens County Veterans Affairs
Prisma Health Baptist Easley
Samaritan’s Health Clinic
South Carolina Department of Mental HealthOffice of Suicide Prevention
South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs
South Carolina Governor’s Challenge Team to Prevent Suicide among SMVF
South Carolina National Guard
Upstate Warrior Solutions

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