Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help call now. You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741.

WV Council for the Prevention of Suicide

The mission of the Council is to, “Reduce suicides and provide workshops throughout the state to make our citizens aware of the early signs of depression and suicide and how to obtain services.” The vision of the Council is that West Virginia not lose one citizen to suicide.


Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (ASPEN), a program supported by Prevent Suicide West Virginia, works to ensure we don’t continue to lose our West Virginian youth to a preventable death. The project promotes HOPE, HELP, and LIFE in efforts of suicide prevention and intervention, ASPEN 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. For more information about ASPEN, contact

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The SPRC is the nations only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. They provide technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. SPRC promotes collaboration among a variety of organizations that play a role in developing the field of suicide prevention.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration

SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. 

Center for Disease Control

The CDC works 24.7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, DCD fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

WV Substance Free

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin formed the Governor’s Advisory Council on Substance Abuse and six regional task forces because substance abuse threatens West Virginia’s families, workforce, and communities with over 152, 000 West Virginians in need of treatment. Community members know their towns and neighbors best. They understand what is at the root of their particular problem. This site will provide the user with the latest information of what is happening in their communities.

Search Institute

For more than 50 years, Search Institute has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Our research, resources, and expertise help our partners in organizations, schools and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people. We focus on deepening understanding and working with partners to improve the lives of young people in three critical areas: Developmental Assets, Developmental Relationships, and Developmental Communities.

Stop Bullying is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyber-bullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Children’s Safety Network

Since 1989, the Child Safety Network has been making America a safer place fro children to live. Their mission is to reduce the likelihood of children becoming victims of abuse, abduction, exploitation, youth violence and preventable injury. With the goal of helping parents raise safer, healthier children by developing and implementing child safety programs on a national basis, Children’s Safety Network acts as a true “network” to bring hundreds of resources to bear.

American Association of Suicidology

AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.

Suicide Awareness/Voices of Recovery

The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide. SAVE was started in 1989 when six suicide survivors (people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide) met and agreed on the need for an organization. The organization is comprised mostly of suicide survivors, and people that have suffered from.


NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Dedicated NAMI members, leaders and friends work tireless across all levels to meet a shared NAMI mission of support, education, advocacy and research for people living with mental illness. 

The National Council

The National Council is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and substance use treatment organizations. Together with our 2,000+ member organizations employing 750,000 staff, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens – more than 8 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components: (1) is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines; (2) is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Active Minds

Active Minds was Incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization in late 2003. Active Minds has become the voice of young adult mental health advocacy nationwide. With more than 400 campus chapters, hundreds of thousands of young adults all across the country are benefiting from the Active Minds model

Youth Information (formerly was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 19 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth.

WV School Health Technical Assistance Center

The WV School Health Technical Assistance Center is based at the Center for Rural Health, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University. Since 1994, the Center has provided technical assistance to and evaluation of school based health centers. Currently, the Center provides technical assistance to support community and school partnerships for school based health services in areas of primary health care, mental health and dental health.

West Virginia Common Ground Partnership

A hub of information for teachers, administrators, counselors, family members and students. It includes links to student leadership opportunities, career counseling, resources for families, a speaker series, tutoring services and much more. The Common Ground Partnership, established in 2011, consists of the West Virginia Board of Education, the state Department of Education and every military branch.

Kids Count

The Kids Count Data Center provides state legislators, public officials and child advocates with reliable data, policy recommendations and tools needed to advance sound policies that benefit children and families.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.