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Campus Mental Health

WVU is committed to supporting the wellbeing of our community by increasing access to mental health services and training, creating inclusive campus activities and fostering a culture of caring.

Counseling Services at the Carruth Center

ways to get help

If you’re struggling with your mental health or not feeling like yourself, there’s help available right now. Start with these options or explore this site for more.

Emergency and Urgent Care

If you – or someone else – is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, you should always call 911.

Emergency Resources
Urgent/Crisis Clinic

Self Help Resources

Explore ways to help you achieve a sense of balance in emotion, thoughts, and pursuits. Includes campus programs and community resources available to students. 

Self Help Resources

Online Therapy

WVU has partnered with Talkspace, an online therapy service that connects users to a dedicated therapist from a secure, HIPAA compliant platform. Talkspace is available at no cost to all WVU students.

Explore Talkspace

Counseling at WVU

WVU offers counseling and therapy services, ranging from informal talk sessions and discussion groups to individualized counseling and psychiatric treatment.

Counseling Services

what to do if ...

Use these common scenarios to get connected with solutions and resources.

crisis text line

Free, confidential and 24/7. Reach a live, trained Crisis Counselor by texting WVU to 741741.

COUNSELING providers

The Carruth Center

The Carruth Center provides a variety of short-term counseling, psychological, outreach and emergency services.

Get Started at the Carruth Center


A satellite office of the Carruth Center, BeWell provides mental health services for students in Health Sciences majors.

BeWell satellite office

Athletics Clinical and Sport Psychology

A satellite office of the Carruth Center, individual student-athletes and teams can access mental health counseling here.

Athletics satellite office

Healthy Minds University

Working in partnership with the Carruth Center, HMU provides more extended outpatient psychiatric treatment and therapy services for students referred there.

Healthy Minds University

carruth center Services

For currently enrolled students, the Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCCPS) is the go-to on-campus provider for group, individual and couples counseling. See their full list of services.

Urgent/Crisis Clinic

The Urgent/Crisis Clinic provides in-person visits for students who are experiencing a psychological emergency without an appointment. 

Urgent/Crisis Clinic

Let's Chat

Easy access to informal, drop-in consultation (virtual and in-person spaces) with counselors from Carruth. Meetings are free, one-time, and no longer than 20 minutes.

See Let's Chat Schedule

Consultation Appointments

More formal consultation about a concern that can benefit from immediate problem-solving or time-limited support lasting 1-3 sessions.

Make an Appointment


Students have the opportunity to sit down with a counselor one-on-one to discuss their concerns in a private and confidential setting. This could involve workshops, groups or individual counseling.

Make an Appointment

Getting Started at the Carruth center

Visit the Carruth Center website or follow these steps to get started:

  1. Orientation to Services - Review our Orientation page for important information about our professional services including eligibility, policies, and what to expect from your visit to CCCPS.
  2. Initial Appointment - Students interested in counseling services will participate in an initial consultation session during their first visit. Call 304-293-4431 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or visit Carruth's scheduling page to make your initial appointment.

See our contact page for regional campus information.

more support on campus

These groups and programs offer support resources and specialized services.

Student Health

Physical and mental health work together to promote wellbeing. Visit WVU Medicine Student Health for a wellness visit, physical, vaccinations and more.

Student Health


A valuable resource for students, WellWVU supports wellbeing through online self-help resources, peer education and related services.


WVU Collegiate Recovery

The WVU Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) supports students in recovery by promoting a healthy, balanced, and meaningful life on campus.

WVU Collegiate Recovery


The CARE Team is committed to identifying, preventing, assessing, intervening and reducing threats to the safety and wellbeing of students and the greater WVU community.

Make a Referral


Browse events and activities that support student mental health and wellbeing.

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we're here for you.

Your time in college can be stressful and has the potential to impact your mental health. Know that you're never alone in your struggles. There is always someone to talk to.   

Whatever you do, don't give up hope. We see you. You matter.