Bell County & Coryell County Mental Health Deputies are law enforcement officers in Bell County and Coryell County that have been trained to assess the behavioral health acuity of an individual involved in a misdemeanor offense. If the assessment indicates that the offense is likely related to the symptoms of a behavioral health diagnosis, the deputies divert the individual from the criminal justice system into behavioral health care services.
Integrated Care Clinic: Adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) sometimes have elevated blood pressure and a diagnosis of type one or type two diabetes mellitus. The widespread use of psychotropic medication has led to deinstitutionalization and allowed individuals with SPMI to reside in their communities. While individuals have experienced an increased quality of life with decreased symptoms, these medications often have side effects that result in chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this project is to implement a physical health and mental health integrative framework where individuals with behavioral health diagnoses can receive treatment and consultation for their chronic physical health needs in one location.
The Temple Day Program provides supportive day services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). These individuals have been recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital, jail, or have recently experienced a crisis that places them at an increased risk for hospitalization or incarceration. Temple Day program provides services that include work skills training, medication management, and independent living skills in a person-centered recovery model framework.
For information on these services, call (254) 298-7000.