Mental Health Training Resources
Read through the descriptions of provided trainings and select your next step!
*Trainings are only available to WVU students, faculty, and staff*
Mental Health 101 Training
- Current national mental health statistics in addition to WVU-specific characteristics
- Effective listening skills
- In-depth look at the services provided by the Carruth Center and the CARE Team
- Reviews the warning signs of suicide
- Allows participants the opportunity to discuss how to safely intervene with students who are in distress.
- Thursday, February 16th; 9:00 - 10:30 am; Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair
- Friday, February 24th; 12:00 - 1:30 pm; Virtual (Zoom)
- Thursday, March 2nd; 5:00 - 6:30 pm; Room 112, Student Health Building, Evansdale campus
- Monday, March 6th; 9:00 - 10:30 am; Virtual (Zoom)
- Wednesday, March 15th; 3:00 - 4:30 pm; Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair
- Friday, March 24th; 9:00 - 10:30 am; Virtual (Zoom)
- Tuesday, March 28th; 3:00 - 4:30 pm; Room 112, Student Health Building, Evansdale campus
- Thursday, April 6th; 12:00 - 1:30 pm; Virtual (Zoom)
- Tuesday, April 11th; 9:00 - 10:30 am; Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair
- Wednesday, April 19th; 9:00 - 10:30 am; Virtual (Zoom)
- Tuesday, April 25th; 12:00 - 1:30 pm; Room 112, Student Health Building, Evansdale campus
- Monday, May 1st; 5:00 - 6:30 pm; Virtual (Zoom)
Mental Health First Aid Training
Sponsored by the Division of Student Life, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based training that includes assessing for suicide or harm, listening non-judgmentally, giving reassurance and information, and encouraging professional help and self-help strategies.
The information is presented by WVU's certified instructors in a variety of formats, including virtual, blended, and in-person. There is a maximum capacity of 30 participants per training.
* Please note, this training requires a substantial time commitment. There are two options to consider:
- Option 1: Two hours of online pre-work. Course length of approximately 5.5 to 6 hours, in person.
- Option 2: Two hours of online pre-work. Course length of approximately 6.5 hours, virtually.
Get Inclusive Mental Wellbeing modules
Get Inclusive provides self-paced mental well-being modules for undergraduates, graduate students, and student athletes. Every WVU student, staff, and faculty member currently has an account with Get Inclusive. Though these modules are geared towards students, we encourage staff and faculty members to work through them as they provide useful insight so that we can better serve our students.