The deja vu is warranted.
As the St. John’s Health Board of Trustees is getting ready to interview seven candidates to replace Lou Hochheiser, one more spot on the board just opened up.
One in 10 residents of Teton County lack health insurance, according to 2021 census data. In response, St. John’s Health has provided over $9 million in uncompensated care every year for the past three years.
Sentiments around “cowboy up” culture, a high suicide rate, lack of funding, access to care, substance use and youth were shared by attendees of Gov. Mark Gordon’s Mental Health Summit, when prompted to think of the state’s mental health crisis.
CASPER — Access to mental health care remains a challenge for many of Wyoming’s communities. Growing demand has been met with a shortage of mental health care providers, making it difficult for many residents to get the care they need.
Money from lawsuit settlements with opioid manufacturers and distributors is starting to trickle into Wyoming, but state and local governments still don’t know how they’ll use the funds.
St. John’s Health’s Board of Trustees opened discussions this past week to find a replacement for Lou Hochheiser, who died unexpectedly Nov. 23 after winning a seat as trustee.
Suicide rates in Wyoming are double the national average, and for the past two years, Wyoming has had the most suicide deaths per capita compared to any other state.
Inspired by a national call from the Women’s March to take to the streets to protest the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights proponents will once again rally on Town Square from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.