IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN CRISIS, CALL 9-1-1 or
PLEASE CONTACT THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
Local Crisis & Support Resources
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College supports the mental health and wellness of our students, faculty, and staff through our contract with EastRidge Health Systems, a local community behavioral health facility. Students, faculty, and staff are provided with a consultation and two therapy sessions at no cost.
To schedule an appointment, call 304-263-8954 extension 7052. Identify yourself as a Blue Ridge student, faculty or staff member and be prepared to offer your name, birthdate, health insurance information, and a good phone number for you. You will receive a return call to schedule an appointment.
In the event of a mental health crisis, the 24-hour hotline is available to everyone at 304-263-8954 extension 4. During daytime hours, please stay on the line until someone answers your call! Although it may take some time, your call WILL be answered. After hours, leave a message, and your call will be returned within 20 minutes.
State and National Crisis Support Resources
Help 304, West Virginia’s Emotional Strength Line, provides immediate support for those dealing with addiction and other mental health concerns. If experiencing an emotional crisis, contact their counseling services at (844) 435-7304 or chat through the website at Help304.com. All services are free and available 24/7.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. They provide specific resources for people struggling with various tribulations, including but not limited to disaster survivors, attempt survivors, veterans. Services are accessible for non-English speakers and people with hearing loss. Call 1-800-273-8255 or chat using their website suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
The Trevor Project
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQIA+ community. The Trevor Project also provides educational resources for allies. Call 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386) to speak with an advocate.
An anonymous, confidential, online resource center for college students seeking a safe space to discuss and learn more about mental health. ULifeline is a program of The Jed Foundation, the nation’s leading nonprofits public organization working to prevent suicide among college students and improve the mental health support available on campuses nationwide. Text “START” to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Visit BRCTC ULifeline