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Upcoming events

We 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:


Beyond the Backpacks Series 

Following Send Silence Packing we want to continue to continue to inspire action for suicide prevention through education and advocacy. Please see below how you can be a part of the continued conversation that prioritizes mental health and suicide prevention on WVU's Campus. 

LGBTQ+ Lunch and Learn
Friday, September 22nd
LGBTQ+ Center, Maple House 
Register for the LGBTQ+ Lunch and Learn here. 

Virtual Event - Debunking Suicide Myths 
Tuesday, October 10th
Register for Debunking Suicide Myths here.

Student Service Project 
Thursday, November 9th
Mountaineer Room, Mountianlair 
Register for Student Service Project here.

Diversity Week Mindfulness Color Walks 

Happy Diversity Week Mountaineers! Looking for new strategies for self-care to reduce stress and prevent midterm or finals burnout? Maybe you just want to get out and meet other students? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please feel free to join us for Carruth Center’s Color Walk. The color walk is open to all abilities. You will learn about mindfulness and how you can use color walks to ground yourself to the present moment by noticing the many colors around you.
Mindfulness Walk held 9/19 will be on sidewalks and modifications will be made for students who wish to remain in the Mountaineer Room and practice mindfulness indoors. Mindfulness Walk held on 9/20 will be a part of the Wake Up and Walk program through the Carruth Center. Participants will walk on gravel paths as well as concrete sidewalks.

Tuesday September 19th, 2023, 12:30PM - 1:30PM, Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair 

Wednesday September 20th, 2023, 9:00AM - 10:00AM, Student Health Building Room 101 (Yoga Room)

Register for the walks here.

For more information about the walk on 9/19 please contact Beth Moore.

For more information about the walk on 9/20 please contact Bobbi Jo Witham or Jessica Taylor.

Cultivate  Your Inner Garden 

Get your hands dirty with the Carruth Center, WVU Davis College, and the Horticulture Club! At this workshop, you’ll learn how plants can improve your mental and overall well-being while potting two plants of your own to take home! Please register for the workshop to attend. 

Thursday September 21st, 2023, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, WVU Evansdale Greenhouse Room 103

Register for the workshop here.

For more information please contact  Julie Kennedy-Rea 

More Programs

Workshops and Drop-in Spaces

Our workshops are a great way to learn skills and practical ways to help manage your thoughts and feelings. Workshops are generally skills based and don't require a lot of self disclosure.  

Workshops and Drop-in Spaces

Let's Chat

Let's Chat provides easy access to informal, drop-in consultation 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

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.

Online Mental Health Screening

Outreach Requests

The Carruth Center staff can provide topic specific presentations to students, faculty and staff. Additionally,  Carruth staff members are available to support campus wide events.

Outreach Requests

Wellbeing and Mental Health Student Advisory Board

The  WVU Wellbeing and Mental Health Student Advisory Board (WMHSAB)  was created in order to bridge the gap between students and University administration with regard to wellbeing and mental health on campus.

Wellbeing and Mental Health Student Advisory Board

Mental Health 101 Training

This 90 minute training, available to WVU faculty/staff and WVU students, will teach participants warning signs of distress and appropriate ways to communicate, listen and provide helpful resources. The training will also provide space for participants to practice safe communication with people in distress. 

Mental Health 101 Training

Featured Events

let's chat

Let's Chat

Let's Chat Locations and Schedule
mental health screenings

Listening Space for Trans Individuals and Allies 

international student support space

International Student Support Space

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