Help for Youth. There Is Hope!

Growing up is hard to do. Being a teenager is tough. There are a lot of pressures and a lot of things going on in life. There can be pressures and situations that seem more than you can handle, making it feel like there is no way out. Sometimes it seems like it situations will never end… like things will never change.


Visiting this site acknowledges you understand this pressure, stressful thoughts and feelings. It lets you know you are not alone. Lots of people think about suicide at one time or another in their lives. It isn’t that they want to die; they just want to stop feeling the way they feel. It’s a choice that lasts forever, in response to problems that don’t. No matter how bad things seem, tomorrow holds new promise, new options and new paths. We understand… you just want to stop feeling miserable, hopeless, helpless and trapped. No matter how bad the situation and feelings are, it can be overcome.

No matter what you’re going through, suicide is not the answer.

In the dark, places of your life and mind, it is better to have someone there with you. Talking about suicidal thoughts and feelings is hard to do. You don’t know how someone will feel or react if you tell them. Maybe they will dismiss it, maybe they will ignore it, BUT maybe if you reach out, someone will listen and guide you to help and hope so that it doesn’t have to be this way.


Just know someone will listen. The people who answer the phone at the suicide prevention hotline talk to people who think about suicide all the time—so they know how to listen. They are ready to be there for you, know and understand so that you can find your way. It’s OK. It will be okay.

Resources for Youth

National Suicide Prevention Line

Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area.

Crisis Text Line

Free 24/7 support for people in crisis. To be connected with a trained counselor, text 741741.

Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention

The Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (ASPEN) program for the state of West Virginia provides enhanced education, communication, collaboration and connections among the entities interacting with at-risk youth will in order to rectify system gaps so as to facilitate a culturally competent, caring, comprehensive, sustainable suicide prevention, intervention and postvention system of care. The website is a valuable resource for youth and individuals interacting with at-risk youth.

We Take a Stand

We take a stand is a website was created with hopes of empowering others and eliminating bullying. The site offers information regarding bullying, cyber-bullying, and steps that can be taken to get rid of such occurrences in schools, the work place and the community.

Youth M.O.V.E.West Virginia

The Youth M.O.V.E. West Virginia project’s mission is to strengthen the youth voice across the state of WV. Too often policies and practices are put in to place to help our youth, but the youth are rarely asked what really works for them. That is our mission, to reach out to youth and hear their voice and we do this by implementing our 5 Key Concepts: Ask; Listen; Include; Spread and Follow Through. We look at multiple issues from education, child welfare, out of home placement, mental and behavioral health, and those are just a few.


An online community created by and for teens, covering everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment – all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.An interactive website featuring blustery & manly therapist “Dr. Rich Mahogany”, Man Therapy seeks to counter the stigma associated with therapy by reaching out to men with humor and manly banter. Visitors to the site can take an “18 point head inspection”, watch videos about men who have overcome serious challenges in life, and also find ways to seek help for themselves or someone else. Dr. Rich Mahogany along with the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention, Carson J Spencer Foundation and Cactus, Man Therapy(TM) is giving men a resource they desperately need; to help them with any problem that life sends their way, something to set them straight on the realities of suicide and mental health, and in the end a tool to help put a stop to the suicide deaths.

Girls Leadership Insititute

Girls Leadership Institute teaches girls the skills to know who they are, what they believe, and how to express it, empowering them to create change in their world. WE work with girls, parents and caregivers, and educators to ensure lasting impact.

Eating Disorders at School

Eating disorders are a growing problem on college campuses. 15 percent of women aged 17 to 24 have an eating disorder and 20 percent of all college students reported they have or previously had an eating disorder, according to the Multi-Services Eating Disorder Association (MEDA). Students and their families can use this guide to learn about different signs of an eating disorder, how they’re treated and where to get help.

Student Mental Health Awareness and Resources Guide

Being a student can be stressful enough, but trying to juggle schoolwork and other responsibilities while experiencing mental illness can make it that much harder. But students can work through many challenges and still perform well in school. This comprehensive guide discusses and details a number of mental health issues, including information on how they impact academic performance and where to find help.

Guide to Suicide Prevention for Students and Parents

Each day in America, nearly 3,500 high school students attempt suicide. Among college students, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the country. Supporting a student who struggles with mental health can be difficult for parents and they may not know where to start. This guide provides resources and expert advice to help parents compassionately care for high school and college students and make sure they get the professional services they need.

Student Bullying Awareness Guide

Bullying is a serious subject, with short and long-term implications for both the victim and the bully. The guide below brings awareness to numerous types of bullying and who may be targeted, while also providing guidance to students, parents, educators and school professionals on how to prevent and stop this debilitating public aggression. Special attention is given to cyberbullying, an ever-growing issue for today’s generation.