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Personal Crisis Information

On-Campus Contacts for Referrals

 If you or a friend is in need of help finding resources for dealing with crisis or suicide, you can contact: 

  • For HELP NOW: call 800-273-8255 or text "start" to 741-741 or go to to chat with someone online
  • Police: call 911 or your local police number (find them here)
  • WVNCC Office of Security and Safety at 304.650.9994
  • WVNCC Title IX Coordinator, Robert Brak at 304-214-8901
  • Any WVNCC College Administrator or Staff member

Suicide Prevention and Coping Resources

  • The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection houses information from several colleges and universities on a wide variety of topics including anger management, anxiety, depression and suicide, grief and stress. 
  • HelpGuide is a non-profit resource for mental health
  • Suicide and Depression Awareness for Students Guidebook This guide is dedicated to helping those who are suffering or have suffered from depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. It is also designed for concerned friends and family members who might be worried that someone they love will experience death by suicide. Finally, it is meant for students, so that they might spot the warning signs of suicide in others – or in themselves – and find the proper resources.
  • ULifeline is a great online mental health resource for college students. 
  • The Trevor Project – Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Includes a 24/7 hotline: 1-866-488-7386.


Emergency Contacts: 

In an emergency, call the Statewide 24-Hour Helpline at 844-HELP4WV or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

New Martinsville Campus

To Report Serious Crisis:

City Police (304) 455-9100

County Sheriff

(304) 455-2430

State Police

(304) 455-0913



Weirton Campus

To Report Serious Crisis:

City Police (304) 797-8555

Brooke County Sheriff

(304) 527-1430

Hancock County Sheriff

(304) 564-4100



Wheeling Campus

To Report Serious Crisis:

City Police (304) 234-3661

County Sheriff

(304) 234-3607

State Police

(304) 238-1100


Campus Security Liaison

(304) 650-9994 or

(304) 233-8822