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
Fax: (361)578-5500

 
Welcome to Gulf Bend Center

"Improving Life Through Recovery"

 


Gulf 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 in our community for individuals and their families by providing excellent and trusted care for wellness.


Our experienced staff provides a wide array of treatment and 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

What Is an Intellectual Disability?

There are many different types of disabilities. A disability is an impairment that limits functioning. Therefore, an intellectual disability (ID, formerly mental retardation) is a type of disability that results from limited mental capacity. As mentioned, IDs have many causes.

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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...

Mental Health First Aid Training

You may know CPR and Basic First Aid, but can you administer first aid in a mental health crisis? In this course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. More...

Supported Employment and Integrated Work Sites

Most people with intellectual disabilities (ID, formerly mental retardation) are able to work. This may be part-time or full-time employment. IDs encompass a broad range of functional limitations, and a diverse set of abilities. Fortunately, employment opportunities are just as diverse. More...

 
Featured Topics
Mass Violence. This topic center provides resources on coping with and discussing mass violence events that have occurred. More...
Mental Health Recovery. This center contains material on taking control of your own mental health recovery and creating self-help plans for daily living and crisis times. More...
Terrorism & War. Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion or ransom. More...

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