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WV Resources

Assessments & Tools

  • 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 use 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
  • Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
    Resources to assist in maintaining mental health while returning to work
  • Resources for Mental Health
    Resource guide addressing scarcity, inequity, and in-efficiency
    Resources for families coping with mental and substance use disorders
  • On the Self-Stigma of Mental Illness
    Article addressing the stages, disclosure, and strategies for change for individuals with mental illness
  • Deconstructing Stigma
    Site on changing attitudes about mental health

National Resources

Need more resources? Check out our Mental Health For Families.