Mental Health Examiner Description

The Carbon County Mental Health Examiner provides:

  • Mental health examinations
  • Clinical assessments
  • Documentation and/or medical notation
  • Recommendations to the Carbon County Attorney’s Office for any person who has been placed on an Emergency Detention as required by Wyoming State Statutes

On a weekly basis the Mental Health Examiner also provides: 

  • Initial mental health assessment services to inmates incarcerated in the Carbon County Detention Center 

The Mental Health Examiner also provides: 

  • Brief mental health services, assessments and intervention 
    • To assist and evaluate inmates for adjustment to the incarceration environment

The Examiner will also:

  • Complete a risk assessment on potentially suicidal inmates in the Detention Center 
  • Provide any necessary follow-up assessments

The Mental Health Examiner 

  • Is a member of the Sheriff’s Office medical file review team 
  • Will assist medical staff and the administrative team at the jail with a review of an inmate’s medications and behavioral health concerns

The Mental Health Examiner provides: 

  • Annual Suicide Prevention Training to 
    • Carbon County Sheriff’s Office detention staff 
    • New employees 
  • Annual Suicide Prevention Training and Mental health training for 
    • Other Carbon County law enforcement agencies 
    • Other community agencies and organizations upon request

Help is Available Now!

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of harming themselves
    • Please call 911.
  • If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts
    • Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      • 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
      • Or text “WYO” to 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line
    • People call/text to talk about lots of things:  
      • Financial troubles
      • Relationships
      • Sexual identity
      • Depression
      • Illness
      • Loneliness
      • And Others
  • Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life. The U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Crisis Text Line operate 24/7 and offer free support to anyone.