MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

NATIONAL SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINE

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you or someone you know needs support now – reach out for assistance.


Call or Text - 988 or Chat 988lifeline.org

INMATE CRISIS LINE

The inmate crisis line will be temporarily unavailable starting July 1, 2024, due to necessary changes in service provision. This temporary pause is essential as the Department transitions to directly contract with the provider for this invaluable service.

Ensuring effective suicide and crisis intervention measures remains a top priority for our agency. Bringing the crisis line under direct Department oversight provides the opportunity to maintain this service for a longer term and avoid future interruptions. With the crisis line changeover, the current phone number will be adjusted. Therefore, future communication will be provided with an updated phone number and details on when the crisis line will be available. 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this temporary pause. Rest assured, this change is being made with inmate safety and well-being in mind. Please remember, the purpose of this crisis line is to provide an additional mechanism to report to mental health staff when an inmate may be in need of immediate intervention. While the crisis line will be temporarily unavailable, inmates can still access mental health staff when in need and staff remain available 24/7 to respond to those in crisis.

WDOC is excited for this opportunity to continue to improve our suicide and crisis prevention efforts and inmate access to mental health experts during times of need. 


WARNING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SUICIDE

STRESS

The potential for suicide is greater if the individual is subject to stress from increased pressures such as, but not limited to:

SYMPTOMS

The potential for suicide is greater if the individual manifests symptoms such as:

PERSONAL RESOURCES

The potential for suicide is greater if the person has no family or friends, or his/her family and friends are unwilling to help. Potential is greater if a significant other evidences a defensive, rejecting, punishing attitude, or denies that the individual needs help.

MEDICAL STATUS

The potential for suicide is greater when there is a chronic, debilitating illness, especially when it involves an alteration of body image or life style. A person considering suicide does not demonstrate all of these signals. Generally, the more characteristics the individual has, the greater the potential for self-destruction. Every suicide attempt, including gestures, should be taken seriously.

ACUTE V. CHRONIC

The potential for suicide is greater when there is a sudden onset of specific symptoms. An individual who has recently learned that he/she has a serious disorder is at greater risk than a person who has been coping with the problem for years. The acute risk is higher if the person appears anxious.

SAMHSA RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a list of publications and research that surrounds suicide and mental health resources, research and publications.


For more information on the resources published by SAMHSA

INJURY & VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM

The mission of the Wyoming Injury & Violence Prevention Program (WIVPP) is to coordinate state and local efforts to prevent unintentional and intentional injury and violence through public awareness, training, and system change.

WIVPP Resources

RESOURCES FOR INMATES AND THEIR FAMILIES

Inmate Crisis Line - Pending Updates

RESOURCES FOR WDOC STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES

THE PAIN BEHIND THE BADGE

This organization hosts Police Suicide Prevention Seminars. 


The Pain Behind the Badge

COP 2 COP

Law enforcement clinicians, peer counselors and peer supporters understand, listen and want to help – 24-hours a day/7-days a week. 


If you are feeling depressed, helpless, overwhelmed, weak, withdrawn, suicidal, emotionally and physically exhausted from a traumatic incident or highly stressful situation, emotionally challenged or financially drained – reach out for assistance.


24 Hour Crisis HelpLine: 1-866-Cop-2Cop (1-866-267-2267) 

SAFE CALL NOW

Safe Call Now is a CONFIDENTIAL, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral service for all public safety employees, all emergency services personnel and their family members nationwide.


24 Hour Crisis HelpLine: 206 459-3020


Safe Call Now

POLICE-MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATION TOOLKIT

A PMHC is a law enforcement-based program that enables officers to respond appropriately and safely to people with mental illnesses.


PMHC Toolkit

NATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF PREVENTING LAW ENFORCEMENT SUICIDE

The National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide Toolkit is designed to support agencies and departments to address officer mental health and wellness concerns. This suicide prevention toolkit has all the information that agencies need to develop and implement a customized agency approach to prevent officer suicide and strengthen officer mental health. 


International Chiefs of Police - Preventing LE Suicide Toolkit

COPS ALIVE

Information, strategies and tools to help cops plan happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives. 


For more information on Cops Alive

ADDICTION RESOURCES

Information, strategies and tools to help cops plan happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives. 


AA Meetings

NA Meetings

Addiction Resources and Information