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

SC Mental Health State Planning Council – 2019 Meeting Schedule Notification

Notice is hereby given that at the November 21, 2018 meeting of the South Carolina Mental Health State Planning Council (Council), the Council approved the dates and times upon which it will convene its meetings in 2019. The meetings will be held from 10:00AM to 11:45AM on the following dates in Room 323 of 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