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Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1925 in Topeka, Kansas, by Drs. C.F., Karl and Will Menninger.
  • Dr. Karl Menninger's classic book The Human Mind is published in 1930.
  • Established the peer-reviewed Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic in 1936.
  • Founded the Menninger School of Psychiatry in 1946 (renamed the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences in 1985). For many years after its opening, the school was the largest school of psychiatry in the country.
  • Dr. Will Menninger appears on a cover of Time magazine in 1948 for his work in mental health advocacy.
  • Affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital and relocated to Houston in 2003. The Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences became the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Ranked among the country's best hospitals for psychiatric treatment by U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals issue every year since its debut in 1991.
  • 120 beds.
  • Four adult inpatient programs: Compass Program for Young Adults, Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment Service, Hope Program for Adults and the Professionals Program.
  • One adolescent inpatient program: Adolescent Treatment Program.
  • Five outpatient programs and services: Outpatient Assessments, Outpatient Therapy, Pathfinder, Menninger 360 and The Gathering Place.
  • Approximately 500 full- and part-time employees.
  • More than 150 psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health professionals train at Menninger each year.
  • Moved to a new 50-acre campus located 15 minutes south of the Texas Medical Center in 2012.