Donations support mental health services for SC crime victims during pandemic

Jessica Carter
September 24, 2020

Donations to the MUSC Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences have supported mental health services for South Carolina crime victims during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donors made it possible for the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC), a division within the MUSC Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, to buy four cellular data enabled iPads, cases, and headsets. The equipment was sent patients who would otherwise not be able to access mental health treatment during the pandemic.

Crime victims often face barriers to treatment. Telehealth can help, but only if a patient has access to a smart device and a reliable internet connection or cellular data. Cellular data enabled devices allow patients to connect to the internet without Wi-Fi.

The department is grateful to the donors who made mental health support possible for these crime victims. If you are interested in donating a new cellular enabled tablet, protective case, or headset, please contact Jessica Carter at 843-792-0175 or cartejes@musc.edu.

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Jessica Carter

Keywords: Philanthropy