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Gulf Bend Center's "Shine the Light" on Mental Health & Suicide Walk & Resource Fair

Gulf Bend Center is hosting its 2024 “Shine the Light” on Mental Health & Suicide Walk & Resource Fair on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Special Events Area in Riverside Park from 8:00 am – 11:00 am. This will be a fun-filled, free event open to the community.

The goal of the walk/resource fair is to raise awareness about mental illness and suicide by providing individuals, families and parents with information on a wide variety of topics and resources available in our community! 

If you would like to be an exhibitor and/or sponsor at our event, please click on the links below to complete the forms.

If you would like to walk at the event, please use the link below to register. Please note that registration will open on March 1, 2024.

Registration Link:

Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested in being an exhibitor, sponsor or participant.

For more information, please contact Jessica Dodds at 361.582.2328 or 361.935.6469.

Exhibitor Registration Form

Sponsorship Form

Event Flyer

Map - Walk/Run Route

Gulf Bend Center Wellness Series Lunch & Learn

"Be Your Own Kind of Valentine!" Self Love and Self Care is so much more than getting a manicure. In fact, it's not an action but an ATTITUDE!

Join us at Gulf Bend Center for our 2nd Lunch and Learn to understand and apply what it really means to love yourself, to take care of yourself without guilt and to help others who are struggling with self care too.

Pack your lunch and get ready for an "action" packed hour at 6502 Nursery Drive Room 305A. 

Hosted by Chief of Clinical Services, Lane Johnson and Director of Advancement, Ingra Sparkman. Our Lunch and Learn series is free, but you will need to pre-register at

Space is limited so register TODAY!

New - Automated Appointment Reminders!

Gulf Bend Center customers will now receive automated appointment reminders!

Meet Our Newest Team Member

We are excited to introduce our newest team member! Please welcome Mary Heryford, LPHA! #TEAMGBC #IAmGBC

Welcome aboard! We hope that you will find your work at Gulf Bend Center to be rewarding, challenging & meaningful!

Mental Health, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities & Substance Use Issues

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (877)SAFEGBC or (877)723-3422