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WELLWVU Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services

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We have moved!

The WELLWVU Carruth Center for Psychological Counseling, MindFit, Psychiatry, and the Student Assistance Program (SAP) are now seeing clients at our new location on the Evansdale Campus in the new Health and Education building. Look for our new building right next to the Student Rec Center! See a map here.

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Welcome to WELLWVU’s Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS) website. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student, full-time or part-time, we want to help you complete your education.

Your time at WVU may be filled with transitions, self-exploration, and change. Our services and programs are designated to support you through theses experiences, help you succeed in college, and guide you toward a more fulfilling life. We strive to provide these services in an atmosphere that is welcoming, comfortable, and multiculturally sensitive for all students, faculty, and staff.

Emergency HELP

If you or someone else is experiencing a potentially life threatening situation and are in need of immediate attention, call either 911 or Campus Police at (304) 293-2677.

Students who are experiencing a life threatening emergency should always call 911.

After-Hours/Weekend Psychological Emergencies:

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis or a psychological emergency, call the CCPPS office at (304) 293-4431 to speak with an after-hours counselor. Note: this service is not designed to receive or respond to messages regarding scheduling or prescriptions.

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, the hotlines below can also provide assistance:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • National 24/7 Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • Military Veterans Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)

CCPPS Diversity Statement

WELLWVU’s Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS) is dedicated to fostering a supportive learning environment for all members of the WVU community. We are grateful for the diversity of our Mountaineer family, which can span age, appearance, ethnicity and race, financial means, gender, language, military experience, nationality, physical and mental abilities, politics, religion and spirituality, region, and sexual orientation. We believe that acknowledging the cultural wealth of everyone helps us to recognize, at once, the uniqueness and the universality of the human experience. This recognition of our similarities and differences can make us mindful of how we define ourselves and treat other members of our Gold and Blue community. Join us as we encourage staff and others to engage in open and ongoing dialogue about the attitudes, values, and beliefs that shape us, individually and collectively, in this global age.

The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services. Click here to learn more.

Mind Fit

Think you may have ADHD? Click the logo for a self-guided screening that will serve as an important first step in determining whether you would benefit from further evaluation.