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Mental Health


The WELLWVU Carruth Center will be closed on November 25-27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal hours for services on Monday, November 30, 2015.

WELCOME to the WELLWVU Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services

Welcome to WELLWVU’s Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS) website. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student, full-time or part-time, we want to help you complete your education.


Your time at WVU may be filled with transitions, self-exploration, and change. Our services and programs are designated 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.

Emergency HELP

If you or someone else is experiencing a potentially life threatening situation and are in need of immediate attention, call either 911 or Campus Police at (304) 293-2677.

Students who are experiencing a life threatening emergency should always call 911.

After-Hours/Weekend Psychological Emergencies:

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis or a psychological emergency, call the CCPPS office at (304) 293-4431 to speak with an after-hours counselor. Note: this service is not designed to receive or respond to messages regarding scheduling or prescriptions.

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, the hotlines below can also provide assistance:

- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

- Military Veterans Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)

-Trevor Project Hotline (LGBTQ): 1-866-4UTREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

In Response to Recent World Events

With the recent acts of terrorism in various corners of the world, many students, faculty, and staff have likely reacted to these stressful events in their own way. Direct or vicarious exposure to traumatic events can disrupt one’s daily functioning. Some examples include:

-Sleep disturbance

-Immense feelings of loss or sadness

-Heightened feelings of anxiety or fear

-Feeling a loss of control

-Recurring thoughts of tragic events

The WELLWVU Carruth Center is available to provide support to students impacted by these unfortunate situations. Please call 304-293-4431 to schedule an appointment or visit us during Drop In Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:15 am – 4:45 pm.

Affected staff and faculty members may contact the WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at 304-293-5590 for support. Additionally, the American Psychological Association articles below may provide additional assistance:

CCPPS Diversity Statement

WELLWVU’s Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS) is dedicated to fostering a supportive learning environment for all members of the WVU community. We are grateful for the diversity of our Mountaineer family, which can span age, appearance, ethnicity and race, financial means, gender, language, military experience, nationality, physical and mental abilities, politics, religion and spirituality, region, and sexual orientation. We believe that acknowledging the cultural wealth of everyone helps us to recognize, at once, the uniqueness and the universality of the human experience. This recognition of our similarities and differences can make us mindful of how we define ourselves and treat other members of our Gold and Blue community. Join us as we encourage staff and others to engage in open and ongoing dialogue about the attitudes, values, and beliefs that shape us, individually and collectively, in this global age.

The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services. Click here to learn more.