Who do I contact if I am in crisis?
If you are in an emergency or are considering suicide, call 911 immediately or go to your nearest Emergency Department.
Call the crisis hotline: 1800-SUICIDE **Note from Marka: Most if not all Suicide/Crisis Prevention lines will have resources and referral information to help you find what you need, even if you're not feeling suicidal... try to call during regular hours for information and referral, but call anytime if you're feeling lost, hopeless, confused, or obviously suicidal, or otherwise feeling like you may cause harm to yourself and/or others!**
Clarksburg area: 1-800-SUMMIT-0
Franklin area: 1-800-545-HELP
Huntington area: 1-800-642-3434
Help for domestic violence: WV Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC)
Call RDVICís 24 hour hotline: 304-293-5100
Help for addiction or abuse of prescription drugs: WV Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline
Call the Quitline: 1-866-WV-QUITT
How can I tell if it is time to ask for some help?
When you feel as if you can't do it alone
When you feel trapped, as if there is nowhere to turn
When you worry all the time and never seem to find answers
When the way you feel is affecting your sleep, your eating habits, your job, your relationships, your everyday life
When issues such as marital or family problems, child rearing, severe illness or injury, death of a loved one, career changes, school problems, or crises associate with aging are making it difficult to cope with the routine demands of daily living.
If feeling dangerous to yourself or others, go immediately to an Emergency Room for assistance.