In 2015, Teton County published an updated Community Health Needs Assessment. The CHNA was the end product of more than a year’s worth of collaborative work that was led by Teton County Public Health and St. John’s Health engaged 40 agencies and dozens of community members. The resultant document identified “Access to Care” as the number one community indicator. Hidden within “Access to Care” was a growing concern: that the community had a concomitant issue with access to mental and behavioral health care.
In the fall of 2016, St. John’s Health Foundation (SJHF) was pleased to receive a private grant to begin to gather qualitative information about mental health access in partnership with: Curran Seeley Foundation, Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center, St. John’s Health, Teton County Public Health Department, Teton County School District, and Teton Youth & Family Services.
To read the full Mental Health Report, please click here.
Click here, to read the article published by the Jackson Hole News & Guide about the Mental Health Report.
Mental Health resource line
We understand that seeking help can feel overwhelming, and you may not know where to turn. St. John’s Health maintains a mental health resource telephone line, which is available to anyone, including those struggling with issues from substance abuse to family members concerned about a loved one. When calling or texting, you will be connected to a licensed mental health professional that will assist you in finding services in the community that can help support you or your family’s needs.
Call or text 307.203.7880 to be connected with a licensed mental health professional at St. John’s Health. This service is available Monday–Friday from 8 am–4 pm. Messages left on the resource line will be returned within 24 hours.
For more information about local resources, please click here.
Mental health and the community systems that support it are a vital part of our lives in Teton County.
St. John’s Health Foundation is proud to have five key Program Partners (links below) for this important data collection project. By working together on community-supported solutions, we can strengthen the resources that we have and ensure that everyone has the access they need to mental health care.
Local Mental Health Resources
- Curran Seeley Foundation
- Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center
- Teton County Public Health
- Teton County School District
- Teton Youth & Family Services
- Vista Counseling
- Senior Care and Assisted Living Guide
- Coalition will study health funding (JH News & Guide 11.23.16)
- Jails are becoming ‘new psych hospitals’ (JH News & Guide 08.10.16)
- Budget woes reduce funds for mental health (JH News & Guide 06.01.16)
- Slow progress made on mental health beds (JH News & Guide 05.04.16)
National Mental Health Resources
- AIMS Center: Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions
- Collaborative Care: Evidence-Based Integrated Behavioral Health
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves. Here, individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues, and locate support. Family and friends can learn about addiction and how to encourage treatment, and support sober living on the website.Articles:
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Mental Disorders and Medical Comorbidity
- Public Health Problems in Oakland Linked to Housing Crisis