Mental Health

May Is National Mental Health Month
May is National Mental Health Month to raise awareness for mental illness and related issues in the United States. While attitudes towards mental health issues appear to be changing, there is still stigma associated with mental illness. The growing acceptance towards mental health issues and support…
Judge Extends Time for Vasquez Mental Health Evaluation
A judge granted the request of an attorney seeking a delay in representing a Casper man sentenced to prison for aggravated vehicular homicide because he suffers from severe mental health issues and needs an evaluation, his public defender said Friday. On Oct. 31, 2011, Tanner Vasquez was driving nor…
Report: Too Little Mental Health Care For Boomers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting older doesn’t just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem. The Institute of Medicine says millions of aging baby boomers may have a hard ti…
UW Mental Health Summit In Casper This Week
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming’s fifth annual Higher Education Mental Health and Substance Abuse Summit is scheduled for this Wednesday and Thursday in Casper. The summit will focus on substance abuse issues facing college student military veterans. Summit participants …