SC Mental Health Commission Names SCDMH Interim Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2, 2022 Contact: Tracy LaPointe (803) 898-8582 Tracy.LaPointe@scdmh.org SC Mental Health Commission Names SCDMH Interim Director Columbia, SC – Thursday, September 1, the South Carolina Mental Health Commission selected Robert Bank, MD, to serve as interim state director for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH). Dr. Bank has also… Read More

SC Department of Mental Health’s Division of Public Safety Reaccredited by CALEA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2022 Contact: Tracy LaPointe (803) 898-8582 Tracy.LaPointe@scdmh.org SC Department of Mental Health’s Division of Public Safety Reaccredited by CALEA Columbia, SC – The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) announced on July 28, 2022, that the South Carolina Department of Mental Health’s (SCDMH) Division of Public Safety… Read More

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