Other Resources – Behavioral Health

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:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

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.

Prevent Suicide WV

Family Resource Networks

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:

West Virginia System of Care

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.

Wrightslaw

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.

Mentoring with Oversight for Developing Independence with Foster Youth (MODIFY)

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:

Mental Health Diagnosis Acronyms

Hospital Staff Acronyms 

Mental Health Care Program 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.

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