Hidalgo County Mental Health Initiative

Mission Statement

Through partnerships, our coalition is building a path to initiate a shift in our culture to promote mental health well-being and destigmatize mental health care. Our coalition is comprised of organizations and individuals committed to obtain a comprehensive directory of resources, data, educational material, provide support, compassion, and hope to those facing mental health matters.  


Judge Richard F. Cortez
Office of Hidalgo County Judge
100 East Cano St., 2nd Floor
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Tel: (956) 318-2600 


Coalition Members 

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez, Coalition Founder
Ms. Chris Ardis, Co-Chair
Ms. Vivian Tamez, Co-Chair
Mrs. Erika Reyna, Co-Chair
Ms. Mari Lumbreras, Co-Chair
Hidalgo County
A Vision for You Help Center
Alejandra & Andrea Tamez, Youth Representatives
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention South Texas Chapter
Behavioral Hospital at Renaissance
Boys' and Girls' Club of McAllen
Child Fatality Review Team
Commissioner Precinct 1
Commissioner Precinct 2
Commissioner Precinct 3
Commissioner Precinct 4
Constable Precinct 1
Constable Precinct 2
Constable Precinct 3
Constable Precinct 4
Constable Precinct 5
DHR Health
District Attorney's Mental Health Court
District Attorney's Office
District Attorney's Victims Unit
El Milagro Clinic
Hidalgo County 449th District Court
Hidalgo County Adult Probation
Hidalgo County Health & Human Services Department
Hidalgo County Juvenile Justice Center
Hidalgo County Morgue
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office
Hidalgo County Wellness Program
Hope Family Center
Knapp Family Care Foundation
NAMI Texas
National Alliance on Mental Illness RGV
National Hispanic Medical Association
Unmasking Mental Health Ambassador
Nuestra Clinica Del Valle
P.A.T.H. (Prevention Awareness Team of Hidalgo County)
Palmer Drug Abuse (PDAP)
Region One
Say Yes to Life
South Texas Behavioral Health Center
South Texas College Counseling
Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Organ Sharing Alliance
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health 
UTRGV-School of Psychology
Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation
Valley Forensics

CC with Mental Health

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