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Behavioral health overhaul will impact service users

The state has been working to overhaul and strengthen its behavioral health system since 2021, when the Wyoming State Legislature passed new laws to support the effort.

The goal, says the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), is to focus the state’s resources on the people who need them most: acute psychiatric adults, criminal justice-involved clients, high needs children and families and low income and indigent general access populations.

“For many years, our department has paid millions of state dollars to community mental health centers to help ensure access for Wyoming residents who sought c...