Council Approves $64,000 for Mental Health Services

Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management Provided

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the City Council authorized a $64,000 service agreement with Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities (MHID), which is consistent with the service plan included in the City’s FY 2022 budget. Funds will help MHID provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Psychiatric evaluations allow the doctor to make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

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

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

Every year, MHID serves over 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.

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