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WV Resources

  • WV Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association
    TEAM for West Virginia Children envisions West Virginia as a state where all children can grow and thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationship, free from abuse and neglect, so they will achieve their maximum potential as adults.
  • WV Division of Adult Behavioral Health (WVDHHR)
    state resources available for adults and youth in the area of mental health.
  • Help4WV
    offers a 24/7 call, chat, and text line that provides immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with an addiction or mental health issue. Website also offers an online chat option. 1-844-435-7498 (call or text)
  • Valley Healthcare
    offers a 24/7 crisis line for individuals struggling with mental health, addition, or other needs which can put them at risk such as homelessness: 1-800-232-0020
  • Legal Aid of WV Behavioral Health Advocacy
    programs available for both adults and children which ensures individuals are receiving proper treatment.
  • Resources to Recover
    A Website for Families Guide for mental health resources in the state of WV
  • SAMHSA Behavioral Health Barometer West Virginia
    2015 reports on substance use in the state of WV
  • Trauma Overview
    Overview of the impact of trauma, as well as risk and protective factors for families and providers.

National Resources

  • Mental Health: Health Tips for Families
    fact sheet includes tips families can use to help their children develop positive mental health beginning in infancy.
  • Depression in Mothers: More Than the Blues – A Toolkit for Family Service Providers
    A Toolkit for Family Service Providers – toolkit provides background information about depression and offers ideas that providers can use daily when helping mothers, and their families, who may be suffering from depression.
  • Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS, AND TEACHERS
    fact sheet helps parents and teachers recognize common reactions of children after experiencing a disaster or traumatic event.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    a national mental health resource which provides education, advocacy, leadership, and assistance in all areas of mental health. NAMI offers a 24/7 hotline for individuals needing guidance and support.
  • Crisis Response Network
    offers a 24/7 helpline for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, substance abuse crisis, risk of homelessness, and a variety of other concerns. They are based in Arizona, but their helpline is open for any state.
  • IAMAlive
    Offers an immediate messaging service for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. 100% volunteer run by people who are certified in mental health crises
  • Calm
    Free app which offers meditation, stretching, mindfulness, and relaxation to help with sleep.
  • Smiling Mind
    Free app for adults and children to practice mindfulness daily
  • Headspace
    App which provides guided meditations, mindfulness, exercise assistance, relaxation for sleep, a kids function, and more. Cost is 69.99 annually, but there is a student plan, and if someone has financial need they can contact the company for reduced or free app
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    National hotline for free and confidential crisis prevention services. 1-800-273-8255
  • What’s up app
    A free app which utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and Acceptance Commitment Therapy to assist individuals in coping with anxiety, depression, stress, and more. Use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits, and break those that are counterproductive. We particularly love the “Get Grounded” page, which contains over 100 different questions to pinpoint what you’re feeling, and the “Thinking Patterns” page, which teaches you how to stop negative internal monologues.
  • Healthy Place
    A resource pertaining to mental health diagnoses. Website includes blog posts, videos, articles, informational sections concerning medication and diagnoses. Also includes listings for informational books and valuable resources.
  • Dealing with Depression
    Antidepressant skills for teens
  • Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit
    Toolkit compiling evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing mental health programs in rural communities across the United States, with a primary focus on adult mental health
  • Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit
    Toolkit compiling evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing suicide prevention programs in rural communities across the United States
  • SAMHSA App
    New SAMHSA app will help people who have serious mental illness to develop a crisis plan
  • SAMHSA Resource Training
    Resource Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19 from SAMSHA
  • Social determinants of health
    defines and provides workshops as well as evidence-based resources directed towards the 5 domains of social determinants of health.
  • Housing Segregation and Redlining in America: A Short History
    A short history of the past and present housing segregation in America.
  • Thirteenth Documentary Netflix
    Discusses the U.S. prison system and racial inequality related to incarceration in America.
  • Tile IV-E Family First Prevention Services Clearinghouse
    Review’s research related to programs and services that support family and children in foster care.