What is the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services:
The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS) is the coordinating site for student mental health services on the WVU Morgantown campus and provides access to a wide range of multidisciplinary mental health services including group counseling, brief individual counseling, outreach, care management, psychiatric assessment and treatment, attention/learning/personality assessment and crisis assessment and stabilization services. Training and supervision is provided to predoctoral interns, counseling psychology, counseling and social work trainees, and psychiatric residents
Clinicians at the center provide scheduled and walk-in appointments and outreach presentations to hundreds of students each week. These visits and presentations are designed to support and improve student lives, foster academic retention and success, and advance the national reputation of WVU through excellence in campus behavioral health service delivery and wellness promotion.
Staff at the center stand committed to affirming and celebrating multiculturalism in its broadest sense. Students of every background can expect be able to use our services with a promise of respectful treatment that considers the context of their life experiences
We Need Your Help
Demand for campus behavioral health services and the severity of student presentations related to mental disorders and substance use have increased dramatically over the past decade at WVU and nationally. The number of student related mental health crisis and emergency department visits have essentially doubled over the past decade, and consumer demands and expectations have grown. As students and families increasingly expect prompt and ready access to quality behavioral health care, prominent American colleges and universities are expanding the quality and scope of campus behavioral health services.
Productivity at the Carruth Center has increased, with an overall increase in drop-in (pre-pandemic) and scheduled visits, as well as a disproportionate increase in crisis-related presentations. Approximately two-thirds of students presenting to Carruth Center report a previous history of psychiatric treatment, one third are thinking of suicide, and just under 10% report a previous suicide attempt. academic year, with at least half of students reporting issues that are interfering with academic performance and over 10% considering withdrawing from WVU.
CCPPS Clinicians are committed to innovation and creating a supportive, healing experience for our students. In order to keep pace with the downstream clinical impact of the pandemic and the related rising counseling demand, staff at the center are exploring ways of applying technology to support treatment efforts, implementing stepped care with campus partners, and developing and piloting new in person outdoor experiential workshops and groups to better meet the needs of our students.
By supporting the CCPPS you are providing support to students co-pays for longer term counseling and medication, uber vouchers to assist with transportation to community providers, CCPPS, and the ED, in person wellness retreats, universal access to all WVU students, faculty and staff for fee based mental health apps (Headspace, My Life), and suicide prevention gatekeeper training.
How To Help
For more information, contact: T. Anne Hawkins, Ph. D., Psychologist, Director (email@example.com)
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