May is Mental Health Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2019 Contact:   SCDMH Office of Public Affairs Phone: (803) 898-8582 E-mail: tracy.lapointe@scdmh.org   May is Mental Health Month! Columbia, SC – Recognizing South Carolinians who are living with a mental illness, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) joins the nation in commemorating May as Mental Health Month. Each… Read More

News Release: Gregory Pearce, Jr. Appointed to SC Mental Health Commission

Columbia, SC – L. Gregory Pearce, Jr., of Columbia, SC, has been appointed to serve as a member of the South Carolina Mental Health Commission, filling the seat for South Carolina’s Second Congressional district. Pearce began his professional career as a clinical counselor at the South Carolina State Hospital in 1970, where he served for… Read More

News Release: Mental Health State Director John H. Magill Retires, Interim Director Appointed

South Carolina Department of Mental Health State Director John H. Magill retires January 11, 2019, having led the Agency since his appointment by the South Carolina Mental Health Commission in September 2006. Magill, currently the longest serving State mental health director in America, announced his retirement in the spring, but agreed to serve until the… Read More

News Release: SCDMH & Correct Care Recovery Solutions Announce the Opening of a New Treatment Facility

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) and Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS), a division of CCS-CMGC, announced the opening of a new facility to treat individuals committed to SCDMH under the State’s Sexually Violent Predator Act. The new facility will create jobs for nearly 200 nurses, clinicians, and security personnel… Read More

News Release – History in the Making: DMH Telepsychiatry Reaches Landmark

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH), the largest provider of telemedicine services in South Carolina, has set yet another benchmark in merging technology and quality healthcare, providing its 100,000th psychiatric service via telemedicine. This award winning Program, launched in 2009 with funding assistance from The Duke Endowment and the State… Read More