Mark W. Binkley, JD
Mark W. Binkley, JD, Interim State Director

Welcome to the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Our mission is to support the recovery of people with mental illnesses. Through a Statewide network of community mental health centers, clinics,  hospitals, and nursing homes the Department’s clinical staff provide a complete array of medical and support services for children, adults, and families throughout South Carolina. We believe that with the right treatment and support, recovery is possible.

To find services for yourself or a loved one, click the Find Help link located at the bottom of every page of this site.


DMH Administration Building

SC Department of Mental Health
Administration Building
2414 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-898-8581

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed on State Holidays


The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) fiscal year 2020-21 Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Application is now available for public comment.

This Block Grant Application includes SCDMH’s fiscal year 2020-2021 State Plan Report required by Public Law 102-321, for providing comprehensive community mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness and to children with a serious emotional disturbance.

For information regarding the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant, or to provide comments and feedback, please contact SCDMH Director of Special Programs Stewart Cooner at, or mail to his attention at P.O. Box 485, Columbia, SC 29202. Please submit comments by close of business Friday, August 30, 2019.

sc children's advocacy logoDo you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.