News Release: Mental Health Receives Funding to Expand Suicide Prevention Lifeline in SC

News Release: October 17, 2019 Contact: SCDMH Office of Public Affairs (803) 898-8582 Columbia, SC — The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline announced Wednesday, October 10th that the SC Department of Mental Health has been awarded a FY20-21 State Capacity Building Initiative Grant by Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.… Read More

News Release: VA Grants Funding for New State Veterans Nursing Homes

VA Grants Funding for New State Veterans Nursing Homes Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) has received official notification from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs assuring federal construction grant funding for additional state veterans’ nursing homes in Florence and Gaffney. Under the terms of the grant, the Veterans Administration… Read More

Together, We’re Greater: Greenville-area Mental Health Centers to Merge

Greenville, SC – Effective July 1, 2019, the SC Department of Mental Health’s Greenville Mental Health Center and Piedmont Center for Mental Health Services will merge, becoming the Greater Greenville Mental Health Center (GGMHC). SCDMH, the State’s public mental health provider, has considered merging the centers for many years, as Greenville is the only SC… Read More

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