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 purpose of the Crisis Line is to provide a mechanism for inmates and family/friends/attorneys/etc. interacting with inmates to inform YesCare of inmates in need of immediate intervention. The Crisis Line is available 24/7, 365 days a year. 


1-870-YES-CARE 

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

1-870-YES-CARE 

WDOC contracts with an outside organization to provide medical services for inmates. The current contractor, YesCare, has developed an inmate Crisis Line. The YesCare Crisis Line (1-870-YES-CARE) is free for all callers and is available for all inmates housed in WDOC facilities. The purpose of the Crisis Line is to provide a mechanism for inmates and family/friends/attorneys/etc. interacting with inmates to inform YesCare of inmates in need of immediate intervention. The Crisis Line is available 24/7, 365 days a year. 


Calls will be answered by YesCare’s third-party vendor, ProtoCall, who will triage all calls. ProtoCall’s experienced licensed clinical call takers will complete clinical assessments and interventions and make routine, urgent, and emergent referrals to YesCare staff. Urgent/Emergent Calls referred through the Crisis Line will be promptly screened and YesCare’s on-call staff will ensure there is immediate intervention.


Types of incidents that may be reported to the Crisis Line include, but are not limited to, the following: 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

In the event that an incident is reported to the Crisis Line that is unrelated to the mental and behavioral health of inmates, this information will be reported to WDOC staff. Calls to the Crisis Line are automatically recorded by Protocol. Every caller is informed their call may be recorded and why before the conversation is opened. ProtoCall uses a Secure HiTRUST-certified HIPAA-compliant platform.


This service is only available to inmates housed at the five (5) WDOC facilities and it is not available to any contracted facilities such as the Casper Reentry Center: Therapeutic Community or the Adult Community Corrections Centers (ACC). Offenders at the ACCs may call the national suicide hotline (988) which will connect them to local resources. 

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