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What constitutes a mental health emergency?

  • If you are concerned about your personal safety or the safety of others
  • If you are concerned about harming yourself or someone else
  • If you believe that you are losing touch with reality

Resources available for mental health emergencies:

  • If the emergency is life-threatening, you should call 911
  • Go to the Emergency Room
    • J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
      1 Medical Center Drive
      Morgantown, WV 26505
  • Call the WVU Police Department @ 304-293-3136
  • Call 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline services:
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
      This is a free, 24/7 confidential service that can provide people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, or those around them, with support, information, and local resources.
    • Military Veterans Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)
    • Trevor Project Hotline (LGBTQ): 1-866-4UTREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

Text Crisis Text Line

Text WVU to 741741.  Free, confidential, and available 24/7.  

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