The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police and the Wyoming Prevention Action Alliance are partnering together to launch a new mental awareness campaign called, “Wy We Talk.” 

The upcoming months will be especially vital for Wyoming residents to be looking after each other as we continue to face the impacts of the Coronavirus and social distancing measures. Stay talking to each other. Check on your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. For more information as to how you can become involved or utilize this campaign, contact Rhea Parsons at

Healthy Communities. Connected Alliances. Thriving Wyoming.


The WPAA provides both ongoing virtual education as well as an annual WYOTalks Day of Prevention event.


The Wyoming Youth Prevention Council is a statewide leadership group of youth who connect and support communities to build resilience and reduce substance use.

THE VALUE OF Prevention

Research has shown that a broad array of evidence-based programs can effectively prevent substance abuse, promote mental health, and prevent related health and social problems by reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. (Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, University of Wyoming Senior Research Scientist Rodney Wambeam, Ph.D., discusses the economic returns of investing in alcohol abuse prevention.)