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Join Us for a Presentation on Suicide Prevention!

You're Invited!

September is Suicide Prevention Month! Please join Gulf Bend Center for a presentation on September 13th at the Yoakum Public Library!

Renovation Updates

Phase 2 Renovation Updates for Gulf Bend Center’s Expansion Project:

  • Insulation & sheetrock is being installed.
  • Hard ceiling is complete and drop in lighting has been installed.
  • Construction of lobby restrooms is in progress.
  • HVAC duct work is in progress.
  • Demo of Roger’s Pharmacy ceiling & corridor is underway.

You can be a part of bringing a new level of mental health care to our community by making a donation to the “Building a Healthy Community Together” campaign. Please visit for more information.


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Finding help when faced with a mental health crisis – for yourself, a loved one, or someone you’re concerned about – gets easier on July 16, 2022, when the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline goes live with a soft launch of the new three-digit 9-8-8 support line. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that calls to 9-8-8 will be roughly twice that of calls currently coming into the Lifeline, and that’s before they actively strive to increase public awareness of 9-8-8 in 2023. In anticipation of increased demand, Lifeline call centers across the nation – including five in Texas – have been pressing to increase their capacity to answer calls and respond to caller’s needs. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is currently in the process of bringing on a back-up Lifeline site to ensure Texas callers can talk with someone from Texas when they reach out for help.

Simply calling or texting 988 or typing will connect you to compassionate care & support for mental health-related distress. #988Lifeline

Meet Our Newest Team Member

We are excited to introduce our newest team member, Cassandra Ward!

Welcome aboard! We hope that you will find your work at Gulf Bend Center to be rewarding, challenging & meaningful!

Mental Health, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities & Substance Use Issues

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (877)SAFEGBC or (877)723-3422