New facility offers new day for mental health services for Sumter residents

This slideshow requires JavaScript.$9M in state funding pays for 30,000-square-foot regional center, opening in August Article and photography by BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com The Sumter Item Posted Sunday, July 22, 2018 6:00 am Jeffrey Ham pulled from both a well-known Bible verse and a famous song in describing the new day it is now for his regional mental health service… Read More

Three Receive State Director’s Award

Three Receive State Director’s Award Beckman Center for Mental Health Services Executive Director Melanie Gambrell, Division of Inpatient Services (DIS) Medical Director Kimberly Rudd, MD, and Director of Telehealth Services Stewart Cooner each received the State Director’s Award at a recent leadership assembly. State Director John H. Magill bestowed the awards in recognition of their… Read More

Public Survey – House Legislative Oversight Committee

Public Survey – House Legislative Oversight Committee Available online today is the House Legislative Oversight Committee’s survey seeking input from you as employees, and other citizens, about the Aeronautics Commission; Department of Corrections; Department of Mental Health; Department of Motor Vehicles; and Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School. The survey will be available online through August… Read More

Notice of Availability of Application & Opportunity for Comment for State PATH Formula Grant Program

Notice is hereby given that the South Carolina Department of Mental Health PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Formula Grant Program Application for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 is available for review and comment. This application includes the Federal Fiscal Year 2017 PATH Program narrative and budget, including any revisions, for providing community-based services… Read More

News Release: The Duke Endowment Reinvests in SC Department of Mental Health Telehealth Programs

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) has received grant awards from The Duke Endowment (TDE) to support expansion of its Telepsychiatry services and School Mental Health programs in the amounts of $600,000 and $1.2 Million over three years, respectively. These two new awards bring TDE’s total investment in SCDMH services… Read More