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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  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 03/31/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-06)
    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.
  • COVID-19 relief fund expenditures as of 02/28/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-28)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report February 2021 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health. Office of Patient Advocacy (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02)
    The Office of Patient Advocacy 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 Office of Patient Advocacy
  • SCDMH FY 22 budget request 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-26)
    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.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report January 2021 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health. Office of Patient Advocacy (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01)
    The Office of Patient Advocacy 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 Office of Patient Advocacy
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-30)
    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 2019-2020 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2020)
    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 patient advocacy report December 2020 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health. Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-22)
    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.
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-23)
    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.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report November 2020 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health. Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-30)
    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 2020 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09)
    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.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report August 2020 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08)
    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.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report July 2020 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07)
    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.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report June 2020 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06)
    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.
  • Proviso 117.71 - fines and fees Fiscal Year 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-28)
    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.
  • MDFT 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health; Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-20)
    Multidimensional Family Therapy is an intensive, family-centered, evidence-based treatment for youth, teen and young adult problems and disorders. MDFT improves parental and family functioning and helps prevent out-of-home ...
  • [COVID-19 relief fund expenditures] 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-07)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Mental Health’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • SC DMH patient advocacy report December 2019 

    South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Client Advocacy Office (South Carolina State Library, 2019-12)
    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.
  • Mental health & addictions support for challenging times 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health; South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-05)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all of us in South Carolina, and we are here to help! The South Carolina Department of Mental Health and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse ...

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