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FSAP provides support during National Suicide Prevention Month

Mental Health Matters

National Suicide Prevention Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness and discuss the highly stigmatized topic of suicide. 

The second leading cause of death for those ages 12-24 in West Virginia, suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. However, recovery from suicidal thoughts and other mental health challenges is possible. 

Stop by the WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance Program to pick up some stickers to help increase mental health awareness and meet our providers. 

The FSAP has experienced, licensed behavioral health clinicians available to help all benefits-eligible employees at WVU. FSAP provides assessments, counseling, referrals and follow-up services for employees who might need a little support. 

Services through FSAP are confidential and can be provided in-person or by telehealth, with HIPAA-compliant Zoom. Employees and dependents are eligible for three free sessions a year. Medical residents/fellows get unlimited sessions.

If you are in a mental health crisis, reach the national suicide prevention lifeline by calling or texting 988. 

Find more information on the FSAP.