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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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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