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Behavioral Health Division


The Behavioral Health Division was developed in July 2011 by merging the former Developmental Disabilities Division and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division of the Wyoming Department of Health. The Division also oversees two facilities, the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC) located in Lander and the Wyoming State Hospital (WSH) located in Evanston.

Our Vision

To improve the quality of life of Wyoming residents with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, mental illness, and/or substance abuse issues.

Our Mission

To be a division of state government that is responsive to the behavioral health needs of Wyoming residents by developing and overseeing a quality continuum of care that is customer-focused, collaborative, evidenced-based, and outcomes driven.

Major sections/areas of the Behavioral Health Division:

  • Developmental Disabilities Community Programs - Provides funding and guidance responsive to the needs of people with disabilities to live, work, enjoy, and learn in Wyoming communities with their families, friends, and chosen support service and support providers.
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  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services - Provides funding, support and leadership to help meet Wyoming's mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention needs. 
  • Wyoming State Hospital - The Wyoming State Hospital, located in Evanston, provides quality active treatment for a variety of mental disorders. Major areas of emphasis include adult psychiatric services and criminal justice treatment services.
  • Wyoming Life Resource Center - The Wyoming Life Resource Center, located in Lander, offers a residential community with therapeutic and medical support services. The center's programs serve those with intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries.