A mental health summit in Wyoming is scheduled for October. Ron Richter of Sheridan Media has the details.
Embracing a holistic approach, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, alongside members of the legislative and judicial branches, will discuss the state of mental health in Wyoming at the 2022 Governor’s Mental Health Summit next month in Casper. Gordon said mental health continues to be a growing concern for many in the state. In 2020, Wyoming had the highest suicide death rate in the nation. Gordon said that to address the scale of the problem, there must be active engagement in finding solutions and building partnerships and that improved collaboration will help deliver timely services to those who have difficulty accessing help.
Bringing together diverse perspectives from community partners, private providers and state leaders, roundtables will highlight current efforts and the development of a common agenda to address mental health and addiction in Wyoming. Keynote speaker Dr. Rob Anda, developer of negative childhood experiences research and founder of ACE Interface, will moderate a panel discussion highlighting the importance of building trauma-responsive communities. The Governor’s Mental Health Summit will take place on Tuesday, October 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper. The summit is free and open to anyone interested in learning how to grow collectively and improve the mental health of all Wyoming residents. The organizers ask those interested to register in advance. You can register for the summit here.
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