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News Releases 2004

December 13, 2004 Howard Appointed to SC Mental Health Commission

October 22, 2004 South Carolina Department of Mental Health Receives $3.7 Million Grant for Children with Serious Emotional Problems

October 6, 2004 Department of Mental Health to Invest in Crisis Programs - Funds Will Create More Beds and Community Options

October 1, 2004 Mental Illness Awareness Week - National Depression Screening Day

September 16, 2004 Cheatham Appointed to SC Mental Health Commission

September 16, 2004 Charleston/Dorchester Community Mental Health Center Names New Executive Director

August 3, 2004 Mental Health Names New Medical Director

June 28, 2004 New Members Appointed to SC Mental Health Commission

June 17, 2004 Mental Health Court Coming to Anderson County

June 16, 2004 State Agencies Partner to Ease Emergency Room Overcrowding

May 28, 2004 Groundbreaking Held for Veterans’ Nursing Home

May 3, 2004 Governor Proclaims May as Mental Health Month 2004

January 30, 2004 SCDMH Receives Federal Grant to Provide Housing in Urban and Rural Areas for Homeless People with Mental Illness

News Releases 2003

November 4, 2003  SCDMH Awards $1.7 Million in Crisis Stabilization Grants:   Will Help Reduce Number of People with Mental Illness in Local Emergency Departments

October 21, 2003 SCDMH Receives $6.9 Million Federal Grant to Enhance Services for Children and Their Families

September 19, 2003 Mental Health Court Coming to Marlboro County

September 18, 2003 DMH Honors Outstanding Volunteers of the Year

August 28, 2003 Santee-Wateree Mental Health Center Names New Executive Director 

August 21, 2003 Pee Dee Mental Health Center Names New Executive Director 

July 1, 2003 SC Mental Health Commission Elects Officers

June 18, 2003 Department of Mental Health Awarded Disaster Response Grant

June 9, 2003 Imbeau Appointed to SC Mental Health Commission

May 14, 2003 The Art of Recovery, Department of Mental Health Showcases Artwork by People Who Have Mental Illnesses

April 30, 2003  May is Mental Health Month SCDMH Focuses on Recovery with Statewide Events

April 24, 2003  DMH Volunteer Receives National Acclaim

April 15, 2003  Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center Names New Executive Director

March 20, 2003 SCDMH Provides Grants for Local Crisis Programs

January 28, 2003 SCDMH Welcomes LAC Recommendations

News Releases 2002

December 5, 2002 SCDMH to Submit Plan to Eliminate Waiting Lists for Jails

November 5, 2002 Mental Health Issues in South Carolina Mirrored in Interim Report of the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

October 30, 2002 Behavioral Health Conference Focuses on Community Solutions

October 4, 2002 Mental Illness Awareness Week,
National Depression Screening Day

September 5, 2002 SCDMH To Honor Children of September 11
Agency Remembers Children and Their Needs

August 28, 2002 DMH Employee Receives National Award

August 26, 2002 Wilson named Director of Catawba Community Mental Health Center

August 23, 2002 Health Centers to Address Mental Health Care
Two SC Centers Among 67 Nationwide Adding Mental Health Services

August 20, 2002 DMH Honors Outstanding Volunteers of the Year

 August 14, 2002 SCDMH to Study Trauma in Psychiatric Hospitals,
State Agency Joins MUSC in National Groundbreaking Project

August 5, 2002 Johnson & Johnson grant funds S.C. mental health/VR program

August 5, 2002 Clients say pilot program makes difference

July 30, 2002 Abraham Named Director of Orangeburg Area Mental Health Center

July 17, 2002  Acton Named Director of Lexington County Community Mental Health Center

July 10, 2002 S.C. Mental Health Commission Elects Officers

July 10, 2002 DMH Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program a National Model

June 28, 2002 Agency Saves Taxpayer Dollars with Computer Assisted Training

June 19, 2002 SCDMH Recognized for Disaster Plan, South Carolina helps train other states in emergency preparedness

June 12, 2002 Carpenter Appointed to Mental Health Commission

May 28, 2002  Department of Mental Health Receives Grant from Department of Public Safety

May 28, 2002  SCDMH Names Director of Waccamaw Center for Mental Health

May 6, 2002  SCDMH Treatment Center Receives Highest Accreditation

April 30, 2002 President Bush To Work for Mental Health Parity Legislation

April 23, 2002  SCDMH Celebrates National Volunteer Week

March 29, 2002 SCDMH Delivers Nation's Largest School-Based Mental Health Program

March 26, 2002 SCDMH Hires New Director for Cultural Action Center

February 22, 2002 DMH Employee Receives Order of the Silver Crescent

January 8, 2002 Mental Health Commission Approves Plan for Housing Substance Abuse Shelter

News Releases 2001

November 6, 2001 SCDMH Plans for Budget Cut

October 5, 2001 Statewide Activities Celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 4, 2001 SCDMH Personnel Available for New York City and Washington, D.C. Counseling

September 20, 2001 SCDMH Responses to Disaster

August 8, 2001 SCDMH Names Director of Hospital System

July 24, 2001 DMH Appoints New Executives to Key Positions

July 16, 2001 SCDMH Hires New Medical Director

June 12, 2001 Long Named Deputy Director of Administrative Services for State Department of Mental Health

May 23, 2001 Calcote Named Director of Berkeley Community Mental Health Center

May 2, 2001 Teen-Matters.com Offers Youth Mental Health Information

April 27, 2001 The Art of Recovery - Department of Mental Health Showcases Artwork by People Who Have Mental Illnesses

April 11, 2001 Department of Mental Health Services Affected By Budget Reductions

March 29, 2001 Department of Mental Health Employee Named Social Worker of the Year

January 4, 2001 South Carolina's Children Have Mental Health Treatment Options

January 3, 2001 Dr. Eric Jones Named Acting Deputy Director of Clinical Services

News Releases 2000

October 24, 2000 S.C. Department of Mental Health Awarded Federal Government Grant

October 11, 2000 Mental Health Commission Names New State Director

September 25, 2000 SCDMH A-Team Dementia Day Services Center  selected as one of 24 national technical assistance sites

August 10, 2000 Research Explores Ethnic Response To Psychiatric Medicines

June 14, 2000 Josephine Jupiter, has been appointed to the Mental Health Commission.

May 25, 2000 Two new members appointed to Mental Health Commission.

May 25, 2000 Jerome H. Hanley, Ph.D., would be joining the Center for Innovation in Public Mental Health as director of the Office of Children's Policy and Cultural Competency.

April 14, 2000 James H. Scully, Jr., M.D., has been appointed Interim State Director of the S.C. Department of Mental Health

April 5, 2000 Sloan Named Director of Tucker/Dowdy Gardner Nursing Care Center

March 23, 2000  Dozier-Kelly Appointed to Mental Health Commission

March 7, 2000  Dasher named Director of Lexington County Community Mental Health Center

January 5, 2000  Fletcher Named Director of Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital

News Releases 1999

November 9, 1999 Mental Health Commission Votes For Action Council To Return Conference to SC

November 17, 1999  Mental Health Commission Supports Full Insurance Parity For Mental Illness Coverage

October 12, 1999 DMH Director Appointed to National Committee

October 13, 1999 SCDMH Receives FEMA Grant

October 13, 1999 S.C. Department of Mental Health Awarded Federal Government Grant

September 30, 1999   Mental Illness Awareness Walk

August 24, 1999   Insurance Parity Expert to Speak at DMH Meeting

August 23, 1999  S.C. Mental Health Commission Elects Officers

June 1, 1999 Two New Members Appointed to Mental Health Commission

April 27, 1999 Department of Mental Health Program Competes in National Award Competition

April 23, 1999 Hughes named Director of Bryan Psychiatric Hospital

April 21, 1999 DMH Responds toColorado School Tragedy

April 19, 1999 SCDMH Receives National Award

April 16, 1999 Department of Mental Health Employee Elected President of the American College of Mental Health Administration

News Releases 1998

December 8, 1998  SCDMH Program Receives National Recognition

November 24, 1998 S.C. Mental Health Commission Chair Receives
Order of the Palmetto

 


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