Behavioral Health



  • HELP4WV serves as a point of contact for all West Virginians in crisis and are seeking help for themselves or a loved one. Call, text or chat: 1-844-HELP4WV or
  • The Children's Crisis and Referral Line, a separate source of support provided by Help4WV, is also available 24/7/365 to assist with community-based resources and support specific to children and youth. Call, text or chat: 1-844-HELP4WV or
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotion distress. Call or text 988 or chat for yourself or if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs and ResourcesDHHR's Bureau for Behavioral Health, Office of Children, Youth and Families administers programs to promote the behavioral health of children and youth in West Virginia communities through primary prevention and individualized services for mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.