Mental Health Clinics and Providers in West Virginia:
For information about mental healthcare providers in West Virginia, go to this page.
Guide for Navigating a Mental Health Crisis:
Developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, this Crisis Guide provides information for people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones. It outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, available resources and smore.
Other places where you can find help and information:
NAMI Greater Wheeling– 304-218-2864
NAMI New River Greenbrier Valley- 304-445-7866
NAMI Charleston- 304-542-7699
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance West Virginia– 304-542-7699
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention– West Virginia- 304-859-5025
Help4WV – 1-844-435-7498 (24/7 Crisis Hotline). Call or text.
Help304 – 877-HELP304 (435-7304). Emotional and anxiety support helpline.
Finding Help with Housing:
If you need help finding housing in West Virginia, this website provides information about housing options that offer reduced rent based on your income: Rental Help: West Virginia | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Other General Behavioral Health Online Resources:
The West Virginia System of Care is a public-private-consumer partnership dedicated to building and maintaining effective community based services and supports for children and youth with, or at-risk for behavioral health related challenges, and their families. Includes publications, upcoming events and learning opportunities as well as news regarding children’s mental health issues that are beneficial for family members and professionals serving children.
A national resource for parents, advocates and attorneys which offers accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Includes a searchable law library, and thousands of articles and case studies from across the United States, as well as a newsletter, training calendar and more.
A program of the West Virginia Center for Excellence and Disabilities, this page has videos and fact sheets among other resources for youth aging out of the WV foster care system. There are topics that will help youth perform the everyday function of living as an adult.
Behavioral Health Terms:
An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initials of words. They can be confusing. Here are some pages that describe common acronyms:
What to Expect as a Patient Involuntarily Committed to a West Virginia Psychiatric Hospital:
Read this article to learn more about the process for commitment and the rights of patients.