Governor Mark Gordon will host a Town Hall meeting in Casper on February 13 to discuss mental health care. The meeting, open to the public, will take place at Casper College Wheeler Music Hall from 1:30 to 3 pm. The Governor is eager to hear from local communities about the initiatives underway to increase awareness of available resources and improve access to mental health care. Representatives of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as local elected officials, are invited to attend the meeting.
Last week, Governor Gordon launched an initiative called the “Mental Health Roadmap” aimed at addressing Wyoming’s ongoing mental health crisis. The roadmap identifies five pillars that are critical to improving outcomes for those battling mental health issues. These pillars include increasing access to mental health services, promoting early intervention and prevention programs, improving education and awareness about mental health issues, expanding telehealth services, and developing a comprehensive plan for addressing substance abuse disorder in Wyoming.
The Town Hall serves as an opportunity for community members to discuss their thoughts and experiences directly with the Governor and other officials. During the meeting, Governor Gordon will outline these five pillars and engage in discussions on strategies aimed at addressing Wyoming’s mental health crisis and making progress toward ensuring that more resources are available to those who need them. The attendees will also provide input on how best to implement these initiatives in the region.
Governor Gordon believes that community engagement through these Town Halls has been instrumental in identifying priorities and significant problems related to mental health care in Wyoming. He is looking forward to getting feedback directly from Casper residents during this meeting.
Overall, this Town Hall provides a platform for local communities to voice their concerns about mental health care in Wyoming and offer input on how best to address this issue. It is an opportunity for Governor Gordon and other officials to engage with community members directly and work together towards creating a more inclusive and accessible mental healthcare system in the state of Wyoming.