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

6502 Nusery 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.

 

Mental Health First Aid Training

You may know CPR and Basic First Aid, but can you administer first aid in a mental health crisis? More...

What Is an Intellectual Disability?

Intellectual disability (formerly mental retardation) is a type of disability that results from a number of genetic and gestational factors, brain injury, and other medical conditions that negatively affect the development of intellectual functioning. More...

Suicide Warning Signs

Every year, 30,000 Americans take their own lives by committing suicide. At least 15% of people with depression complete the act of suicide, but an even higher proportion will attempt it. More...

A Multidimensional Approach to Depression

It's no secret that depression is one of the most intractable mental health challenges faced by society. By intractable, I mean that depression is a stubborn disease. More...

 
 
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