DMH Community Mental Health Centers provide a wide array of intensive mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, and families  with severe symptoms of mental illness, substance abuse (dual diagnosis) and/or emotional distress who are residents of South Carolina. 

Most services are provided by board certified psychiatrists and licensed clinical professionals.

Most DMH Community Mental Health Centers provide the following services:

  • Psychiatric Assessments
  • Community Support Services
  • Emergency Crisis Services
  • Crisis Stabilization Services
  • Individual and Family Education and Support
  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, Family, and Group)
  • Peer Support Services
  • Physician/Psychiatric Services
  • School based Services
  • Supported Living Services
  • Targeted Case Management

Please contact your local mental health center for more information on the services provided in your area.

DMH mental health professionals use a variety of therapies, which may include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Trauma Focused CBT

DMH also operates hospitals and nursing homes. Click here to learn more about DMH inpatient services.