Council approves $64,000 for mental health services


CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — At today’s regular city council meeting, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the city council authorized a $64,000 service agreement with the Nueces Center for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities ( MHID), which is in line with the service plan included in the city’s fiscal year. budget 2022. The funds will help MHID provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments and medication management. Psychiatric assessments allow the physician to make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

This contract is approved in the wake of May, which is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in the lives of Americans and to celebrate recovery from mental illness.

MHID has over 30 programs that provide emotional, psychiatric, and social well-being. They offer case management, vocational training, psychiatric evaluation and aftercare for conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and other emotional and behavioral disorders.

Each year, MHID serves more than 10,000 people. If you or someone you know needs help, you can call 361-886-6900 or visit The 24-hour crisis hotline is 888-767-4493.

For media inquiries, contact Public Information Officer Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or [email protected]


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