D&E Counseling and Wellness Services is providing telemental health counseling appointments to students this semester. Students must be on campus or physically in West Virginia to utilize these services. An office space has been made available on campus for students to hold virtual meetings with College faculty/staff if needed; we can provide you with more information about this space upon request. We can also provide information for local counselors, psychologists and/or psychiatrists to both students and employees. For more information about counseling services, to schedule a telemental health counseling appointment or to discuss options for services including options for off-campus services please contact Counseling and Wellness Services at 304-637-1363 (office), 304-621-7339 (cell/text), or at email@example.com.
Telepsychiatry services are also available for students who would like to be evaluated for and/or continue psychiatric medication management. There is a student health fee charged for these services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Counseling and Wellness Services.
The following resources are available to provide additional wellness and/or mental health support and information. If you have any questions about these resources, please don't hesitate to let us know:
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 (for veterans, Press 1) and their chat option is available 24/7 at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/. You can also text HOME to 741741 for the 24/7 Crisis Text Line. For more information about suicide prevention information and resources, please visit https://www.dewv.edu/campus-life/safety-security/suicide-prevention.
- WV's Emotional Strengthline is available to provide free support and help to those that are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or emotionally exhausted. Professional crisis counselors will listen and provide information for stress management strategies, community resources and referrals. To contact WV's Emotional Strengthline call/text 877-HELP304 or chat online at https://www.help304.com/.
- To get connected with community-based substance abuse treatment programs and other behavioral health services, you can contact Help4WV by calling or texting 1-844-435-7498 or by visiting https://www.help4wv.com/.
- The West Virginia Tobacco Quitline provides free or low cost programs, coaching and resources for individuals who want to quit their tobacco use. For more information call 1-877-966-8784 or visit their website/chat with them online at https://wvtobaccoquitline.com/.
- For assistance with social services like utilities, shelter and nutritional/food resources contact WV 211 by calling 2-1-1, texting your zip code to 898-211, or by chatting online at http://www.wv211.org/contact.
- D&E employees have access to resources through the Employee Assistance Program; please reference Appendix M, N, O and P in the D&E Guide for Returning to Campus at https://www.dewv.edu/sites/default/files/u8/de_guide_for_returning_to_campus_current.pdf for more information.
Wellness Wednesdays and Outreach Activities:
Counseling and Wellness Services offers the Wellness Wednesday program every Wednesday from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Madden Student Center rotunda. Wellness Wednesdays feature fun activities that provide education, information and resources related to wellness. Each month of programming focuses on a different area of wellness including drug and alcohol abuse prevention, suicide prevention, stalking awareness, healthy relationships, mental health awareness, and sexual assault prevention.
Also additional outreach programs, workshops and events may be scheduled on a per request basis by student organizations, faculty and staff.
For more information about Wellness Wednesdays or to inquire about scheduling an event or activity, please contact Counseling and Wellness Services at 304-637-1363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or go immediately to the nearest emergency room located at Davis Medical Center, 812 Gorman Ave. in Elkins, WV 26241. You may also contact the Davis & Elkins College Office of Public Safety available 24/7 at 304-704-9111. Appalachian Community Health Center in Elkins can be contacted 24/7 at 304-636-3232 and Centers Against Violence in Elkins (formerly Women's Aid in Crisis) can be contacted 24/7 at 304-636-8433. In addition, the Elkins Police Department may be contacted at 911.