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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  • South Carolina Department of Mental Health system & services 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    This brochure gives a description of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health including telephone numbers for various county main offices and hospitals and nursing homes.
  • Public mental health in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2012-11-29)
    This PowerPoint presentation is designed to serve as an overview of DMH. It highlights DMH's history, mission, accomplishments, blue ribbon programs, and projects/programs.
  • Public mental health in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06-04)
    This is a history of mental health in South Carolina. Included are statistics, locations of mental health centers, programs, budget, affiliations, and the future for growth.
  • South Carolina Department of Mental Health system & services 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    This brochure gives a description of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health including telephone numbers for various county main offices and hospitals and nursing homes.
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06-07)
    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.
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05-03)
    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.
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04-05)
    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.
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019-03-01)
    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.
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019-02-01)
    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.
  • Mental health matters 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2012-01-30)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes Mental Health Matters, a newsletter with news and events at the agency.
  • Mental health matters 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2011-12-21)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes Mental Health Matters, a newsletter with news and events at the agency.
  • Mental health matters 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2011-12-01)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes Mental Health Matters, a newsletter with news and events at the agency.
  • Mental health matters 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2011-11-08)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes Mental Health Matters, a newsletter with news and events at the agency.
  • Mental health matters 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2011-10-13)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes Mental Health Matters, a newsletter with news and events at the agency.
  • Mental health matters 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2011-09-08)
    The South Carolina Department of Mental Health publishes Mental Health Matters, a newsletter with news and events at the agency.
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04-07)
    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 2017-2018 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    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.
  • SC DMH client advocacy report January 2018 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01)
    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.
  • THIRD ANNUAL REPORT 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 1965)
    Each year the South Carolina State Hospital Commission submits an annual report to the General Assembly that contains the agency's mission, objectives to accomplish the mission, and performance measures that show the degree ...
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02-06)
    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.

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