24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (877)SAFEGBC or (877)723-3422 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues

6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 100
Victoria, TX 77904
(361)575-0611
(800)421-8825

 
WELCOME TO GULF BEND CENTER

"Improving Life Through Recovery"

Executive DirectorGulf Bend Center is a regional provider of integrated behavioral health and intellectual & developmental disability services for Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson Refugio, Lavaca and Victoria Counties. The mission of the Center is to improve the quality of life of persons and their families who are challenged with problems related to mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our experienced staff provides a wide array of treatment & support services in a professional and compassionate way. We not only support patients, but we also support families and friends, giving them the tools they need to provide the proper level of care for their loved ones. The Center employs more counselors, psychologists and/or psychiatrists, therapists and case managers than any other local provider.

 

Yoga For Mental Health

Psychologists have long known that moderate exercise is good for depression and anxiety. Yoga is a very effective stress reduction and relaxation tool. Yoga methods for stress reduction and self-soothing are generally cheaper than other professional interventions (Yoga can be done for free if you know what you're doing, and classes are no more expensive than group psychotherapy prices), pretty much safe, free of side effects, and empowering in comparison to medication alternatives. More...

Shine the Light on Mental Health & Suicide Walk

Gulf Bend Center will host its 1st Annual Shine the Light on Mental Health and Suicide Walk & Resource Fair on May 6, 2017 in Riverside Park! This will be a fun event for the whole family!! More...

Gulf Bend Center ADA Plan

Gulf Bend Center is to provide safe and usable facilities for all individuals to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations and standards. More...

Dealing with the Effects of Trauma

You may have had one or many very upsetting, frightening, or traumatic things happen to you in your life, or that threatened or hurt something you love—even your community. When these kinds of things happen, you may not “get over” them quickly. In fact, you may feel the effects of these traumas for many years, even for the rest of your life. Sometimes you don’t even notice effects right after the trauma happens. Years later you may begin having thoughts, nightmares, and other disturbing symptoms. You may develop these symptoms and not even remember the traumatic thing or things that once happened to you. More...

 
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