More than one out of five (20.3%) Wyoming residents report mental health incidents, compared to the national average of 18.6%. According to the state’s own Oil City News, “Wyoming ranks number 12 for the most mental health disorders in the country.” Unfortunately, the state doesn’t fare much better when it comes to substance abuse.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Wyoming residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
The state Department of Health offers a suicide prevention hotline that also functions as a mental health hotline. Call 800-273-8255 today for more information. You may also text ‘WYO’ to 741741 to access the Crisis Text Line.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.