Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program

Offered through Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services, our Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (MH IOP) helps individuals manage emotions and symptoms associated with their behavioral health illness; decrease behavioral-health-related inpatient stays; and improve interactions with others.

MH IOP is appropriate for:

  • Men and women 18 years and older who have a history of frequent hospitalizations due to mental health issues and suicidal feelings
  • Individuals who need intensive structured programing to avoid relapses and hospitalizations due to the severity of their mental health symptoms and/or mental health issues, including personality disorders, depression, anxiety, etc.

Most insurance plans are accepted.

For more information about Cheyenne Regional’s Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program, please call (307) 633-7370.

About the Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program

While our MH IOP environment is less restrictive than a traditional inpatient behavioral health setting, it’s more intense than most other outpatient therapy sessions.

Each individual’s treatment is determined and recommended by a psychiatrist and the Cheyenne Regional Behavioral Health Services treatment team, and a Behavioral Health Services psychiatrist manages all medications.

The program is designed to provide participants with both structure and an intense psycho-education. They receive:

  • Basic education on substance abuse and how it relates to mental health issues / difficulty regulating emotion
  • Education on addiction management, as appropriate
  • Group therapy three times per week: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m.
    • Participants learn skills to help them manage their mental health symptoms, as well as how to use these skills outside of the group to support management and resolution of behavioral health symptoms
  • Weekly individual therapy with a mental health therapist
  • Four to 14 weeks of evidence-based Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?

Used in the weekly group therapy sessions, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) teaches participants skills to:

  • Manage difficult emotions
  • Decrease cutting behaviors and addiction
  • Interact effectively with others
  • Decrease symptoms associated with other mental health diagnoses