Ways to Support MUSC Psychiatry

Did you know that whether it is anxiety, PTSD, depression or serious mental illness, 1 in 5 adults in America will face mental health issues? Of those affected by mental illness, nearly 60 percent will go untreated.

A beacon of hope and light in the Lowcountry, MUSC's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Institute of Psychiatry are dedicated to treating each patient that walks through our door with the utmost compassion and respect. Mental illness, like any other medical condition, is a challenging battle that we are committed to helping people overcome.

Let's take a stance and shine a light on the importance of mental health. With your help we can change what's possible through increasing access to treatment, educating more Health care providers and conducting further cutting-edge research. There are several ways to support us, listed below. I look forward to connecting with you.


Melissa E. Milanak, Ph.D.
Director of Continuing Education, Community, and Alumni Relations
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Ways to Support MUSC Psychiatry

Third Party Fundraisers

Thank you for your interest in organizing an event or fundraising project to benefit MUSC Psychiatry. Although MUSC Psychiatry encourages third party fundraising, we must approve all events and campaigns in advance. Any individual or organization who intends to promote an event to benefit MUSC Psychiatry must contact us a minimum of 60 days in advance of the event. To become a fundraiser, please read through the special event guidelines and then complete the benefits proposal form. We look forward to connecting with you.

Chair's Weekly Update Supporter

Thank you for your interest in supporting our Chair's Weekly Update, a publication that goes out to all Psychiatry and Psychology faculty, adjunct faculty, administration, staff, and community partners. For details on how to become a supporter, email milanak@musc.edu.

Financial or In-Kind Donations

We have multiple funds to choose from that support our Department’s initiatives of patient care, education, and cutting-edge research. Every gift of any size truly makes a difference and allows us to change what’s possible here at MUSC. Donate 24/7 online or contact milanak@musc.edu for questions or check donations.

Sponsor an Educational Event

With over 10 continuing educational events and an academic-year long Grand Rounds series hosted annually, there are a wide array of opportunities to show your support for mental health while simultaneously showcasing your business to community mental health providers. For details on how to become a sponsor, email milanak@musc.edu.


Interested in helping us raise awareness and funds for mental health initiatives? Volunteer to be an ambassador for our cause. Email milanak@musc.edu for more details.