Counseling

Your time at WVU Tech may be filled with transitions, self-exploration and change. Whether you are a full or part-time residential or commuter student, we want to help you complete your education. Our services and programs are designed to support you through these experiences, help you succeed in college and guide you toward a more fulfilling life. We strive to provide these services in an atmosphere that is welcoming, comfortable and multiculturally sensitive for all students, faculty and staff.

Psychological Emergency and After-Hours Help

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, contact WVU Tech Counseling Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 304.929.1237.

If you or someone else is experiencing a potentially life-threatening situation and are in need of immediate attention, call 911 or WVU Tech Campus Police at 304-929-COPS.

COVID-19

We will be managing services virtually rather than through face-to-face appointments. The counseling center will remain operational during his time, and I welcome the chance to connect with you via phone to discuss how you can best to take care of yourself, explore sources of support and/or discuss next steps. This phone call will take approximately 20-25 minutes. If you are interested in setting up a time to connect, please reply to this message and include available days/times and the best phone number to reach you. If you have an appointment scheduled already, you may keep this appointment time if you would like to speak by phone. 

If you are currently outside of West Virginia and would like access to counseling services, it is important to contact your clinician. They will talk with you about options for support. One of these options may be utilizing an online tele-health system called “My Student Support Program.” Instructions on how to access these services can be found at carruth.wvu.edu/resources/my-ssp. 

If you would like to talk, you can reach me during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday at 681-238-1348. If you need assistance after hours, the emergency counseling line will remain available 24/7 at 304-929-1237.

If it is not a mental health emergency, and I am unavailable when you call, you can contact Student Life at 304-929-1232 during normal business hours, and I will return your call.  We have also made a Crisis Text Line available for your use. To access this service, simply text WVU to 741741.

If you suspect you may be ill with something contagious (untreated strep throat, flu or virus) and you have symptoms of fever, coughing, sneezing, or nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, please contact Student Health (304-929-1232) for medical assistance.

You can find the latest information about COVID-19 and operations on the WVU Tech campus at wvutech.edu/coronavirus.

Additional Resources

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline   De Prevencion del suicido

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. They offer 24/7 support. Call or text them today at 1-866-488-7386The Trevor Support Center, is a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more! Remember, if you need immediate support or help, Trevor’s counselors are just a phone call, chat, or text away. You are not alone!

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