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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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  • 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.
  • Public Mental Health in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    This PowerPoint presentation is designed to serve as an overview of the Department of Mental Health. It highlights DMH's history, mission, accomplishments, Blue Ribbon programs, and other projects/programs/initiatives.
  • Uniform application FY 2018 behavioral health report community mental health services block grant 

    South Carolina Center for Mental Health Services, Division of State and Community Systems Development; South Carolina Department of Mental Health (South Carolina State Library, 2017-11-01)
    This 2018 application includes state information such as DUNS number, agency grantee and contact person for the grantee. The annual report section includes annual performance indicators to measure goal success and reports ...
  • Legislative news 

    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Office of Public Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2008-05-29)
    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, 2008-05-15)
    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, 2008-04-22)
    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, 2008-03-31)
    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, 2008-02-26)
    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, 2008-02-12)
    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, 2008-01-18)
    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, 2007-07-03)
    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, 2007-05-17)
    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, 2007-04-24)
    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, 2007-03-27)
    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, 2007-03-13)
    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, 2007-02-26)
    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, 2007-02-12)
    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, 2007-01-29)
    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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