The Brian O’Neill, Jr Foundation promotes awareness about youth suicide and organizes and facilitates programs and activities to address the problem.  The Foundation does not have professional mental health staff and is not qualified to provide counseling, nor is it intended to be a suicide outreach or hotline service.  Always seek professional help for yourself or loved ones when conditions warrant, especially whenever there is the possibility of suicidal ideation. Below are some helpful resources both locally and nationally. We welcome your calls and your posts for involvement, but if you have a crisis of any sort, seek immediate help by calling 911 or one of the crisis intervention groups below.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientfic research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide 

Contact 

AFSP WV Chapter 

Location 

West Virginia 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Provides Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Contact 

800-273-TALK (8255)

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Location

National 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The nations largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness

Contact 

NAMI.org

855-879-5439

Location 

Arlington based with Branches Nationwide

Stop Bullying 

Provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying

Contact 

Stopbullying.gov

 

Location 

National  

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Youth Suicide Warning Signs 

Consensus list of warning signs for youth suicide that are rooted in science and our best understanding of clinical practice

Contact 

Youthsuicidewarningsigns.org

Text HOME to 741741

Crisis text line

Location

National 

Drug Rehab USA

National USA Substance Use Disorder Treatment Locator

Contact 

Email: SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov

Drugrehabus.org

Location 

National 

Addiction Center 

A professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options.  Our goal is to provide families and communities with helpful information on substance abuse, addiction and recovery options. 

Contact 

855-706-9275

AddictionCenter.com

Location 

National 

Trevor Project 

The leading National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Contact 

1-866-488-7386

TrevorText Text START to 678678

Thetrevorproject.org

Location

National 

Prevent Suicide WV

“Reduce suicides and provide workshops throughout the state to make our citizens aware of the early signs of depression and suicide and how to obtain services.” Mental Health First Aide education. WV Adolescent Suicide prevention and early intervention programs.  Regional Youth Intervention Specialists.  Working with youth 10-24 years old

Contact 

www.preventsuicidewv.org

Location

West Virginia 

WV Project Aware Grant 

Eastridge Health Systems Therapists in Berkeley County School system providing counseling during the school day.  

Contact 

304-267-6004

Location

Berkeley County, WV 

Eastridge Health Systems 

Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. 24/7 Crisis hotline and crisis staff available.

Contact 

855-807-1258 or 304-263-8954 ext. 4

Eastridgehealthsystems.org

Location 

Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan County, WV 

Berkeley Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit 

Evaluation of someone with suicidal thoughts or attempts after medical clearance and examination.  Patient will be evaluated by the Emergency Pyschiatric Services Crisis Worker (EPS CW) recommendations are but not limited to placement in psychiatric hospital, safety plan and referrals to local Mental Health resources

Contact 

304-264-1000 ext. 33338 or 31230

Wvumedicine.org/Berkeley

ER Department 

Location 

Martinsburg, WV 

Jason Foundation 

Smart Phone app to help provide the information, tools, and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide 

Contact 

“A Friends Ask” App in your smart phone apps, FREE

Jasonfoundation.com

615-264-2323

Location 

National 

Local School Counselors 

Each school assigns a counselor to their students to provide guidance with schooling, resources, counsel and other support.   Please go to your individual school website and click on counseling services. 

Contact 

Berkeley County Schools 

Jefferson County Schools 

 

Morgan County Schools 

Location

Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan County, WV 

Youth Crisis Hotline

Crisis Hotline, information and referral for runaways and youth in crisis

Contact 

800-448-4663

Location 

National 

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

Raising public awareness, educating communities

Contact 

save.org 

Location 

National 

Help Guide 

Guide to Mental Health and wellness through education and support.

Contact 

Helpguide.org

Location 

National 

Contact Us

Address: 

PO Box 38 Bunker Hill, WV 25413

Email:

brianoneilljrfoundation@gmail.com

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