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West Virginia’s students are suffering from the fallout of the Opioid Epidemic that is engulfing the state’s adults. The trauma these children are experiencing at home is affecting not only their ability to learn but their entire lives. Violent and erratic behavior — most likely a response to toxic stress — is increasing in

Mental Health – Families

Mental Health A person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being. Learn more Mental Health A person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being. Learn more Mental Health A person’s condition with regard

Substance Misuse – Families

Substance Misuse Harmful or hazardous use of substances that can lead to brain changes which cause significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. Learn more Substance Misuse Harmful or hazardous use of substances that can lead to brain

Mental Health – Educators

The WVDE is committed to assisting West Virginia educators, particularly now, as they do their utmost to support our students who are facing huge challenges in their personal lives. The social-emotional, behavioral and health needs of our students have skyrocketed, requiring educators to go far above and beyond their normal roles. The pages above,

Substance Misuse – Educators

The WVDE is committed to assisting West Virginia educators, particularly now, as they do their utmost to support our students who are facing huge challenges in their personal lives. The social-emotional, behavioral and health needs of our students have skyrocketed, requiring educators to go far above and beyond their normal roles. The pages above,

Middle School – My Friend Needs Help

My Friend Needs Help If you have a friend who’s using drugs, have you thought about trying to help your friend to stop or to get help? If you answered “Yes,” you’re not alone. In response to our recent poll question, 31 percent of teens agreed with the statement, “I have tried to

Middle School – I Need Help

I Need Help Offers 24/7 call, chat, and text line that provides immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with an addiction or mental health issue. Website: https://www.help4wv.com/ This site gives an overview of the symptoms of depression that include both emotional and behavioral changes. It outlines types of depression, and discusses various

Middle School – You’re Not Alone

You're Not Alone Below you’ll find two sections: “Hear Our Voices” and “Creating Youth-to-Youth Networks.” “Hear Our Voices” has stories and videos about youth who have had a lot to deal with in their lives. They talk about what they’ve been through, where they are now, and how they got there. They tell

High School – My Friend Needs Help

My Friend Needs Help If you have a friend who’s using drugs, have you thought about trying to help your friend to stop or to get help? If you answered “Yes,” you’re not alone. In response to our recent poll question, 31 percent of teens agreed with the statement, “I have tried to

High School – I Need Help

I Need Help Offers 24/7 call, chat, and text line that provides immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with an addiction or mental health issue. Website: https://www.help4wv.com/ This site gives an overview of the symptoms of depression that include both emotional and behavioral changes. It outlines types of depression, and discusses various

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