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*
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 a few options to consider:
- Option 1: No online pre-work. Course length of approximately 7 to 8 hours, in person.
- Option 2: Two hours of online pre-work. Course length of approximately 5.5 to 6 hours, in person.
- Option 3: Two hours of online pre-work. Course length of approximately 6.5 hours, virtually.
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 practice how to safely intervene with students who are in distress.
To request either of the trainings listed above, please fill out this form.
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.