Serving Abilene since 1948

The Mental Health Association in Abilene was organized in 1948 by a group of concerned citizens who saw a need for mental health education and advocacy. For 62 years, the MHAA has been actively involved in the community.

MHAA helped form the Abilene area mental health and mental retardation center, now called the Betty Hardwick Center (MH/MR). MHAA also assisted in the formation of the Abilene Rape Crisis Center, which is now the Regional Crime Victim's Crisis Center. MHAA was integral in helping facilitate the birth of Abilene Psychiatric Center in 2002, at the time offering local psychiatric crisis beds to individuals with mental illnesses. Now known as Abilene Behavioral Health, it has grown into a 60-bed facility offering in-patient, out-patient, and partial-hospitalization behavioral health treatment services for ages 5 through adults.

MHAA has been responsible for offering much needed programs to the Abilene community. In the 1900's, MHAA offered suicide recognition and intervention, and alternatives to violence programs in local and area schools. Support groups for schizophrenia, depression, and bi-polar disorders have also been established the the MHAA.
PO Box 7282
Abilene, TX 79608
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Mental Health Association in Abilene