Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

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Mountwest provides referrals for on-site counseling and psychological services for students struggling with abuse, anger management, anxiety, chemical dependency, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, loneliness, sleep problems and stress, among others.

Finding it hard to adjust to college?     Having difficulty managing your time?

Concerned about your grades?     Having difficulties with your parents?

Having trouble in a romantic relationship?

Have concerns?  Take our self-guided, confidential survey about alcohol or marijuana usage and see where you stand.  

If you're struggling, our team of professionals is here to help.

Referral Process for services offered through Counseling & Psychological Services.

Hours of Operation

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk-in Hours
Monday & Wednesday
1 to 3 p.m.  

Recovery Support Group
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Room 242

To make an appointment, contact Counseling & Psychological Services directly at 304-710-3361 or see your Student Success Counselor.

Suicide Prevention

According to, suicide is “the act of deliberately taking one’s own life.” Suicide is also the second leading cause of death among college students. Suicide is a very serious subject and is preventable. The following are some of the warning signs of suicide: talking about wanting to die or kill oneself, talking about feeling hopeless or no reason to live, increasing the use of alcohol and/or other drugs, anxiety, agitation, sleeping too little or too much, showing rage, extreme mood swings, and others. Most people that attempt/commit suicide have an underlying mental health concern such as depression, anxiety, or substance dependence. If you or someone you know is experiencing some of these symptoms, Mountwest is here to help!

If you feel unsafe and /or need immediate assistance, please contact 911 or visit your local emergency room.  the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1.800.273.TALK (8255), is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention and intervention resource that provides immediate assistance.  WV now has a 24 hours, statewide substance abuse call line 844-HELP4WV

Crisis text line - text START to 741-741 for confidential crisis help 24/7.

Drug and Alcohol Recovery is a tool that helps students take steps toward a more healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. On the site, students can learn about the experiences of people like them, find the answers they need, and locate support. It’s a free resource and was developed based on input from leading clinicians, people in recovery, and experts from the White House and SAMHSA.

If you are experiencing a crisis after 6:00 p.m. on a weekday, or on the weekend, please call 911, visit a local emergency room, or contact the Crisis Line at Prestera Center at 1-800-642-3434.

Please see the Community Resources Guide for other local and national resources.