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The Carruth Center will be closed November 24th, 25th and 26th during Fall Recess.   We will still have 24/7 phone counseling available to students during this time and you can reach that by calling (304)293-4431 x1. 
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Upcoming Programs

We also provide information and awareness in the areas of mental health and psychological concerns.  Sometimes this is within a partnership with other University departments and student groups; other times this is a program of our own.  Please check out the following programs:

  • Crafting with Counselors: Pottery Painting event with the Carruth Center for Counseling held via zoom
  • Mud and Meditation: The Carruth and Craft Centers are joining forces to bring you a workshop series pairing the joy of creation with the emotional and mental health benefits of mindfulness and meditation practice. This series will be geared toward beginners in pottery and will introduce the basics of wheel throwing. This 4-week series meets Tuesdays at 6:30. Participants must commit to all 4 weeks.
  • No-so-Straight Talk: The Carruth Center and the LGBTQ Center will be hosting discussions about LGBTQ+ mental health and wellness series.  
  • Fall Wellness Retreat:  Sunday, October 17th.  In partnership with AdventureWV, Campus Recreation, Well WVU, and Collegiate Recovery we spend a Saturday afternoon discussing and promoting Wellness.   You will have the opportunity to get to know other WVU students, explore wellness resources, eat free lunch, do yoga, craft, and de-stress during this half day retreat. If you are looking for a way to support your wellbeing by making deeper friendships at WVU, have some weekend fun, and reduce your stress level, then this event was specifically designed for you! Plus, every participant gets a FREE yoga mat
  • Movement and Mood:  Open to 25 students, we'll meet each week for group exercise and to explore strategies for supporting your mental wellbeing through movement. In-person classes are held Monday Evenings at 5:30 pm beginning 9/13/21 and concluding 10/18/21. Participants are asked to commit to all 6 sessions and will receive a free Yoga Mat and other workout equipment. All other equipment will be provided.

Let's Chat

Let's Chat provides easy access to informal, drop-in consultation (virtual and in-person spaces) with counselors from Carruth. Meetings are free, one-time, and no longer than 20 minutes. No appointment necessary: students are seen on a first-come, first service-basis.  Let's Chat is not a substitute for formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. Common concerns include; stress, sadness, homesickness, relationship concerns, etc. 

Let's Chat will be on a weekly basis and will begin August 30, 2021.

If you have any questions about Let's Chat, contact

Online Mental Health Screening:

General Online Mental Health Screenings are anonymous screenings on several areas of mental health, including       depression, anxiety, academic distress, eating concerns, frustration level, family stress, and alcohol use.  

Requesting a Program

We will be happy to work with you to create an outreach program that fits your needs. To request a program,  please fill out the form here.

Requesting an Interview for a class project or assignment

We love to talk with students about our field, career and the work that we do. We try to accommodate as many requests as we can.  To express interest in talking with one of our staff about your class project, we ask for 2 weeks notice. This gives us time to review the request and get back to you about whether or not we can facilitate an interview. To request an interview,  please fill out the form here.