Welcome to the Department of Mental Health, your comprehensive, statewide public mental health system, serving children, adults, and families in South Carolina since 1828.
Providing community-based services, school mental health services, inpatient stabilization services, crisis response, and more.
Our dedicated staff provide evidence-based practices and culturally competent, high-quality care.
Premiering our new video – “Success”
- S.C. State Planning Council Meeting - Jan 18
- S.C. Mental Health Commission Meeting - Feb 3
- Read the December 9 Legislative News here.
- SCDMH to Expand Mobile Crisis Services.
- Study finds South Carolina to be the most accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing for Mental Health Services – Read more!
- S.C. Mental Health Commission Meeting - Dec 2
- Mental Health Commission Names SCDMH Interim Director
- SCDMH Division of Public Safety Receives National Reaccreditation.
- The latest episode of SCDMH’s podcast, A Look Within: Conversations on Mental Health & Well-being is out. Find it on all major podcast outlets (Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeartRadio, etc.). Episode 3, “Self-Discovery and Meeting Life’s Challenges”, features Jurgen Kremer, Ph.D. and Bayo Akomolafe, Ph.D.!
- Commissioners Present Order of the Brick to James H. “Jay” Lucas.
- Calendar of 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chairs Monthly Meeting.
- View the 2022 Commission schedule here.
- No matter how challenging the times, you are not alone in South Carolina. SCDMH and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services have teamed up to offer a safe, easy and free service that allows you to anonymously take a Self-Check Questionnaire and connect with a professional counselor who can offer guidance, support, and resources to help connect you with mental health and addiction services. We are ready to help if you are overwhelmed by COVID-19 challenges, feeling overly stressed or anxious, coping with a natural disaster, struggling with addiction, feeling depressed and don't know where to turn. Visit https://hope.connectsyou.org/ to submit a questionnaire today.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact DMH's Mobile Crisis Team, statewide, toll-free, 24/7. Call 833-364-2274
If it feels like too much to handle, and you need to talk, call 844-SC-HOPES, mental health and addiction support for challenging times.
SC Department of Mental Health Administration Building
2414 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Administration Building Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Due to COVID-19, the building is closed to visitors until further notice.
Closed on State Holidays