Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Hotline
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Text START to 741-741 or
Call free & confidential: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- skilled, trained crisis workers
- a national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention and intervention resource
- provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis
- also: counseling for depression and substance abuse
- assistance with other emotional and mental health problems
- can connect callers to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider
Or call: West Virginia’s suicide prevention and substance abuse call line:
- all callers answered immediately
- response staff professionally certified & trained
- staff engages callers one-on-one to determine each individual's best steps moving forward
- callers connected directly with medical personnel if desired
If you need to talk with someone about emotional problems, including depression, substance abuse or suicidal thoughts, West Virginia offers free and confidential crisis counseling services at your immediate reach.
“Through this holistic approach, we are making sure all West Virginians have access to the treatment and care they need to achieve the bright future they deserve,” said Karen Bowling, Secretary, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
WV's 24-hour call line is administered through a partnership between the West Virginia DHHR and First Choice Health Systems.