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The South Carolina State Hospital, first named the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, was completed in 1828 in Columbia as one of the first asylums in the county built expressly for the mentally ill and funded by the state government. In 1964, the Department of Mental Health was created as an independent agency of state government to develop a more comprehensive system, which combined medical care and treatment with expanded community services, mental health education, consultation, professional training, and research.

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  • Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health annually presents an accountability report to the governor and General Assembly with descriptions and budget of each program, objectives, and performance measures.
  • Annual Statistical Report FY 1979 [Part 2] 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 1979)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes an annual statistical report of admissions, residents, trends, and selected cases.
  • Annual Statistical Report FY 1979 [Part 1] 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 1979)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes an annual statistical report of admissions, residents, trends, and selected cases.
  • Annual Statistical Report FY 1978 [Part 2] 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 1978)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes an annual statistical report of admissions, residents, trends, and selected cases.
  • Annual Statistical Report FY 1978 [Part 1] 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 1978)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes an annual statistical report of admissions, residents, trends, and selected cases.
  • Annual Statistical Report FY 1977 [Part 2] 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 1977)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes an annual statistical report of admissions, residents, trends, and selected cases.
  • Annual Statistical Report FY 1977 [Part 1] 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 1977)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes an annual statistical report of admissions, residents, trends, and selected cases.
  • Annual Statistical Report FY 1975 [Part 2] 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 1975)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes an annual statistical report of admissions, residents, trends, and selected cases.
  • Annual Statistical Report FY 1975 [Part 1] 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 1975)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes an annual statistical report of admissions, residents, trends, and selected cases.
  • Annual Statistical Report FY 1974 [Part 2] 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 1974)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes an annual statistical report of admissions, residents, trends, and selected cases.

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