Commissioners Present Order of the Brick to James H. “Jay” Lucas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2022 Contact: Tracy LaPointe (803) 898-8582 Tracy.LaPointe@scdmh.org Commissioners Present Order of the Brick to James H. “Jay” Lucas South Carolina Mental Health Commission Chair Greg Pearce and Member Alison Evans, Psy.D., recently presented retiring SC House Speaker James H. “Jay” Lucas with a handmade brick from the 1827 wall that… Read More

Jones Appointed to SC Mental Health Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2021 Contact: Jennifer Butler (803) 896-4352 Jennifer.butler@scdmh.org Jones Appointed to SC Mental Health Commission Columbia, SC – Carl Edison Jones, Ph.D., of Orangeburg, South Carolina, has been appointed to serve as a member of the South Carolina Mental Health Commission, representing the sixth Congressional district. Dr. Dr. Jones, a native… Read More

News Release: SC Senator Katrina Shealy Receives Suicide Prevention Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2021 Contact: Jennifer Butler (803) 896-4352 Jennifer.butler@scdmh.org SC Senator Katrina Shealy Receives Suicide Prevention Award Columbia, SC – This morning, at the South Carolina Suicide Prevention Coalition’s quarterly meeting, South Carolina State Senator Katrina F. Shealy was presented the Suicide Prevention Champion Award by Associate Director of the American Foundation… Read More

News Release: SCDMH’s Jennifer Butler Receives Order of the Silver Crescent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2021 Contact: Tracy LaPointe (803) 898-8582 Tracy.LaPointe@scdmh.org Suicide Prevention Champion Receives South Carolina’s Highest Service Award Columbia, SC – This morning, Governor Henry McMaster presented the Order of the Silver Crescent to SCDMH’s Jennifer Butler, MSW, LISW/CP-S, at the South Carolina Suicide Prevention Coalition’s quarterly meeting. The Order of the… Read More

News Release: SCDMH receives $11 million grant for kids and families in Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2021 Contact: Tracy LaPointe (803) 898-8582 Tracy.LaPointe@scdmh.org Mental Health receives $11 million grant to serve kids and families in Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH), in partnership with the Department of Children’s Advocacy, partners of the Joint Council on Children… Read More