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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  • SC legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2022-12-09)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes on a bi-weekly basis Legislative News, with information on bills that are introduced which may impact the agency, mental health or health care issues, and employee issues
  • Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget request 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2022-11-17)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health reports to the Office of State Budget its annual budget request that includes a recurring operating request, non-recurring operating request and capital request.
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 10/31/2022 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (2022-10-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 09/30/2022 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (2022-09-30)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report September 2022 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09)
    The Client Advocacy Office at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Client Advocacy Office.
  • Institutional Review Board manual 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Institutional Review Board (South Carolina State Library, 2022-10)
    The department recognizes the need for safeguarding the rights and welfare of research subjects and their private health information. In accordance with the US Department of Health and Human Services regulations, the SCDMH ...
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 08/31/2022 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (2022-08-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report August 2022 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08)
    The Client Advocacy Office at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Client Advocacy Office.
  • 2022 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2022)
    South Carolina laws require that each state agency publish and submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual accountability report that contains the agency's or department's mission, objectives to accomplish ...
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report July 2022 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07)
    The Client Advocacy Office at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Client Advocacy Office.
  • Proviso 117.70 - fines and fees Fiscal Year 2022 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (2022)
    This is the South Carolina Department of Mental Health's report for fine and fee revenue to the Senate Finance Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 07/29/22 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (2022-07-29)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Mobile Crisis hotline 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Office of Emergency Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02)
    This pamphlet describes the Mobile Crisis Prpgram at the Department of Mental Health.
  • What happens when you call Mobile Crisis? 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-23)
    This flowchart shows the steps taken when the crisis hotline is called.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report June 2022 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06)
    The Client Advocacy Office at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Client Advocacy Office.
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 05/31/2022 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2022-05-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report April 2022 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2022-04)
    The Client Advocacy Office at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Client Advocacy Office.
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 04/30/2022 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2022-04-30)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report October 2018 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2018-10)
    The Client Advocacy Office at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Client Advocacy Office.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report September 2018 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    The Client Advocacy Office at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes a monthly report with information on complaints resolved at agency centers and other statistics on the Client Advocacy Office.

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