Mental Health Services

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?

If you’re struggling, our team is here to help.

West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network

West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network is an innovative partnership, offering peer recovery support services on seven higher education campuses. Helping students that identify as being in recovery build a support network and build a recovery community.
This project is supported by federal State Opioid Response funding, which originates from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The Collegiate Recovery Coach on campus will assist students that identify as being in recovery, build a support system, connect students to recovery services, provide peer-to-peer services, assist in building a recovery community on campus, and create a recovery ally program. 
Tahanna Pierce

Tahanna Pierce

Peer Recovery Specialist 

Tahanna works with the West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network to create a more inclusive environment on the Mountwest CTC campus for students who are in recovery. Tahanna also helps students who are also suffering from substance misuse disorder.  

“I am in recovery from substance misuse disorder. I know all too well the struggles of being a student in recovery. I also know how difficult it can be to ask for help at times. However, I want all students to feel confident in the fact that I am here on campus to help you! If nothing else, feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.” 

Not everyone realizes how triggering things college culture, college vocabulary, or even completing a FAFSA can be. Tahanna is here to act as a mentor, and to provide outreach and early intervention if the need arises. She is at Mountwest to inform and lead a student’s journey!  


Just a few examples of services offered: 

  • Assist individuals in crisis situations involving social, emotional, health, and other problems 
  • Work on campus with faculty, staff, and administration to develop support for students 
  • Link students with support groups, treatment programs, and other community resources 
  • Act as a liaison between students, campuses, communities, and service organizations 

 For more information, or to request assistance, contact Tahanna by phone 304-399-1345 or via email 

Imagine Counseling Services

Imagine Counseling Services will provide on-campus counseling to students. This resource is available on campus Mondays from 9am-2pm and Wednesdays from 12pm-5pm for students in need of general mental health counseling. Students can schedule an appointment by contacting

Although appointments are preferred, if you identify that there may be a student in need of immediate assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Ashley Jackson at or at 304-710-3413.

The Mental Health Office is located in Room 112, which is at the back door of the Student Services area.

Hours of Operation

To make an appointment, contact Counseling & Psychological Services directly at, by phone at 304-710-3413, or see your advisor.


Monday 9am-2pm

Wednesday 12pm-5pm

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-hour, statewide substance abuse call line 844-HELP4WV

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

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.

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