Welcome to Betty Hardwick Center

The Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority for Callahan,
Jones, Shackelford, Stephens and Taylor Counties

Our Mission: To assure the delivery of a network of services to our customers that optimizes individual potential for wellness, independence, dignity and responsibility.

Our Vision: Our vision is a community where people with mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities are valued citizens who achieve recovery and independence.

 

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Featured Topics
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This topic center provides a detailed description of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its causes, symptoms and treatments. ADHD is a neurological disorder that develops during childhood and can persist into adulthood. More...
Autism. This topic center provides a comprehensive overview of causes and treatments for Autism, a brain disease characterized by the presence of severe communication, language and social deficits in affected persons. More...
Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder causes people to swing between extreme, severe and typically sustained mood states which affect their energy levels, attitudes, behavior and ability to function. More...
Child Development and Parenting: Early Childhood. This document surveys child development between the age of 2 to 7 years, a period sometimes referred to as early childhood. The document also provides parenting information specific to this age group. More...
Depression: Major Depression & Unipolar Varieties. This topic center is a comprehensive overview of the unipolar mood disorders with an emphasis on the causes of and treatments for depression. More...
Schizophrenia. A comprehensive overview of the nature and treatment of Schizophrenia, a brain disease associated with psychosis (hallucinations and delusions), and disorganized behavior. More...
Suicide. A comprehensive overview of Suicide, addressing the nature of suicide, what to do if you are suicidal, and how to help friends or family members who are suicidal. More...

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latest news

Doctors Promoting Transparency With Patients
Efforts to increase transparency among doctors are underway, according to an article published in The Boston GlobeMore...

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia
Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say. More...

CDC: Opioid-Related Deaths Quadrupled in Past Decade
The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of opioid analgesics jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, according to a September data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. More...

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies
Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says. More...

All Current News  

Celebrity Suicides Highlight Importance of Knowing Red Flags
I must admit, I had never heard of L'Wren Scott before news of her apparent suicide hit the media circuit. Apparently I was in the minority. As Mick Jagger's girlfriend and an accomplished fashion designer, Ms. Scott seemed to have a charmed - and famous - life. But as we've seen time and again, fame and money do not guarantee happiness. Depression and despair do not discriminate. And, unfortunately, it's often difficult to see the problems brewing under the surface of a seemingly perfect life. More...


Suicide Prevention - Know the Signs
Are you or someone you love at risk of suicide? Get the facts and take action. More...


Seeking Advisory Committee Members
The Center is looking for advisory committee members. More...


Take Defensive Driving and Ride the MHFA Express!
This initiative will allow you, your employees, friends and colleagues to learn safe driving skills through ExpressLane Defensive Driving, and at the same time, contribute to a worthy cause! More...





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Crisis Hot Line
(800)758-3344

Administration
2616 South Clack
Abilene, Texas 79606
(325) 690-5100
Fax (325) 690-5136
helpdesk@bhcmhmr.org


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