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Thank you for visiting the website of West Virginia’s Expanded School Mental Health Initiative.

This Initiative is a partnership between the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.


“Expanded school mental health” refers to programs that build on core services typically provided by schools. Expanded School Mental Health is a framework that:
  • includes the full continuum of prevention, early intervention and treatment
  • serves all students
  • emphasizes shared responsibility between schools and community mental health providers.
We hope you'll visit our site often to find helpful tools and resources for educators, behavioral health professionals, families and ESMH grantees. Together we can address the mental health needs of West Virginia's students, and reduce barriers to learning.