The topic of mental health has been in the news media recently and it is important to remember that Brown County has many local mental health resources.
For the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce March luncheon, the staff at Center for Life Resources will outline the topic of mental health and discuss the resources available in our area for anyone needing help.
This luncheon is presented by Bruner Auto Group. Supporting sponsors include Kohler and Wendlee Broadcasting.
In 1970, The Central Texas Mental Heath Mental Retardation Center (CTMHMR, now dba Center for Life Resources) was established after a long range planning by several community advocates, for the mentally challenged, i.e., Janie Clements, Reverand John Darden, and W. Lee Watson.
As an agency of the State, the Center has provided services in the counties of Brown, Eastland, Coleman, Comanche, San Saba, Mills, and McCulloch for individuals with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse.
A 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Hotline is available to the residents of the region and works cooperatively with local law enforcement agencies and hospitals.
A nine-member board governs the Center. Eight members are appointed by the County Commissioners and one is appointed by the Brownwood City Council. These members represent the respective counties served.