Wyoming has a population of approximately 584,153 people. Close to 4.2% of adults in Wyoming (according to SAMHSA) live with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
Public mental health and substance use services in Wyoming are administered and provided by the Wyoming Department of Health–Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services.
Only 45.5% of adults with mental illness in Wyoming receive any form of treatment from either the public system or private providers (according to SAMHSA). The remaining 55.5% receive no mental health treatment. According to Mental Health America, Wyoming is ranked 29 out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. for providing access to mental health services.
Medicaid is a combined state and federal program that provides health coverage to people with low income, including those who are unable to work because of a mental health disability. Residents of Wyoming can apply for Medicaid through the Wyoming Health Marketplace.
Other Wyoming Resources
Wyoming Department of Health–Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services
Wyoming 211 – 2-1-1 is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact 2-1-1 in any state, including Wyoming, simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.
National Alliance on Mental Illness–Wyoming – The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nationwide advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental health disorders in the United States. The national organization is organized into state and local affiliates, of which NAMI–Wyoming is one.