Westbrook Health Services

Westbrook Health Services Empowering People to Achieve their Greatest Potential If you are experiencing a Crisis please call 304-485-1725 or 1-800-579-5844. Westbrook Health Services Inc.

For scheduling call 304-485-1721. takes pride in providing comprehensive behavioral healthcare, providing quality treatment, support and education for individuals, families and the community . We strive to meet the needs of clients in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Westbrook Health Services, Inc. is 501© (3) non-profit corporation providing Comprehensive Behavioral Health Servic

es in eight rural counties in West Virginia. Westbrook Health Services began in 1949 in Parkersburg, WV as the Wood County Mental Health Clinic. In 1966, due to increases in services and staff size, the Wood County Mental Health Clinic was re-incorporated as Western District Guidance Clinic, assuming services across a multi-county area. In 1973, Western District Guidance Center moved to its current offices in Parkersburg and was so named two years later. Growth continued with county clinical sites established in keeping with West Virginia’s plan to improve service access and program growth. In 1996, Western District changed its name to Westbrook Health Services, Inc. and has continued to provide services, including the addition of new services such as expanded Crisis services and the New Day Crisis Stabilization Unit for residential crisis stabilization, Genesis Program for Women (a substance abuse program serving women and women with children), various transitional homes for the homeless and others with behavioral health problems. is the eighth largest employer in Wood County, WV.

11/29/2023
11/29/2023

Check out part 2 of our discussion of Veteran's Issues & Mental Health! The latest episode of the podcast!

We are blessed to have Veteran staff to coordinate care for our Veteran clients. See what they have to say on the topic!

https://youtu.be/_fuxFJOudos

As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to express our deep gratitude for the ongoing community support in the populations ...
11/22/2023

As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to express our deep gratitude for the ongoing community support in the populations we serve. Our dedicated staff plays a crucial role, and we thank them for their hard work and compassion.

Our offices will be closed from [11/23/23] to [11/26/23] to observe Thanksgiving and give as many of our employees as possible time with their families and loved ones.

Although our offices are closed, our crisis line remains open 24/7 at 304-485-1725.

Wishing you a restful Thanksgiving from all of us here at Westbrook.

11/19/2023

Happy Thanksgiving week!

Monday we'll be at Profusion for lunch

Tuesday Westbrook Health Services 11-2

Wednesday Checksmart from 11-3

Thursday we hope you all enjoy time with friends and family for Thanksgiving

Friday we're taking the day off

Saturday we're at Willow Creek cottage and candles at 902 2nd st, St Marys, WV 26170 from 11-3 for Small business Saturday

Check out the latest episode of the   podcast! We sat down to have a conversation about Veterans' issues and mental heal...
11/17/2023

Check out the latest episode of the podcast! We sat down to have a conversation about Veterans' issues and mental health. This is the first interview of a 2 part series. Let us know what you think, and consider sharing it if you enjoy rthe content! Thanks!

In the first part of our 2 part series on veterans' mental health, Chase sits down with Bernie Cleveland, a Vietnam war veteran, to discuss mental health and...

Team Westbrook won the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley bowling tournament last night! We were happy to partic...
11/14/2023

Team Westbrook won the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley bowling tournament last night! We were happy to participate. Proud of our people!

Today is World Kindness Day! Being kind to others costs nothing and makes the world a brighter place to live. Acts of ki...
11/12/2023

Today is World Kindness Day! Being kind to others costs nothing and makes the world a brighter place to live. Acts of kindness are good for the wellness of the individual being helped and the helper. It's a win win! We would like to give you a safe space to brag about a time you've been kind to someone, or someone has been kind to you!

Happy Veteran's Day! We support the men and women who have served, and ensured our freedoms. We are are proud to have se...
11/11/2023

Happy Veteran's Day! We support the men and women who have served, and ensured our freedoms. We are are proud to have several veterans among our staff and in our extended families. We've decided this year to talk with our veterans and see what insights they might have to share about their experiences and the topic of veteran mental health. Keep an eye out for those conversations on the next episode of our podcast coming out next week!

Our Roane County staff would like to wish the Raiders luck tonight during their game. Go get' em Raiders!
11/10/2023

Our Roane County staff would like to wish the Raiders luck tonight during their game. Go get' em Raiders!

11/07/2023

Let’s give some love to one of our own as she celebrates 2 years of sobriety!!! And in doing so, let us introduce her to you if you don’t already know her.

A word from Sarah~

Hi my name is Sarah Wright and I was raised in Princeton WV, the heart of the opioid epidemic. I came to Parkersburg for treatment but didn’t stay here long. I loved to be home with family. However Princeton did not have resources or recovery supports to sustain people in recovery let alone me, early recovered. I relapsed and continued to use. In a desperate search to get better, I come to terms with the fact that i would need to relocate back to Parkersburg. Here, where I now call my hometown welcomed me and my late husband with open arms. I was given access to recovery resources so much so that I was able to maintain my sobriety and become a functioning member of society with whom I became a working member of. For 10 years I served as the women’s house manager of the Genesis program for women, the very program that had helped save my life my second go around with addiction. My recovery journey didn’t end there, I lost my husband to an overdose and I began to spin out of control relapsing myself. I moved back home. It was home after all and I had lost my one and only true love. My life was shattered. However, Princeton was no longer my home. After some time I came back to the place that showed me how to live clean and sober. In my recovery journey many agencies had a significant part in helping me recover. I would like to take the opportunity to thank them here. Westbrook Health Services for rehabilitating me and employing me, WV Jobs & Hope for opportunities to continue my education to help myself and others on their road to success, Peer Solutions Behavioral Health for offering peer services when my world seemed peerless, Job Corps Of America for allowing me the opportunity to work in the field once more in early recovery this time, and Rigel Recovery services for employing and supporting me. They introduced me to work in the 28 day realm of rehab services, one I had only experienced as a patient. Endless thanks to the women who showed up and extended a hand no matter where I was on this path.

This brings me to why I am here. On my first attempt at sobriety I stayed at the Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home, I am an alumni. The MOVFH is a staple in what I now and forever will call my community. I know first hand what it takes to ask for help, stumble, and ask for help again. I know the importance of family reunification and the lasting impact that sobriety has on an entire generation of family members. I am living proof. My intentions for my new role as the MOVFH House manager(now 7 months) is to set the bar. Not a new bar but one of expectations, hope, endurance, and Grace. All of the things that have been freely given to me. I look forward to this new path, one that feels familiar but is new territory to me. I believe in what the MOVFH stands for and I am ready to embark on this adventure as a recovered member of my community I will carry with me all that have had a lasting impact on myself, friends, and family.

Today is International Stress Awareness day! Today we take a moment to acknowledge that life can throw a lot at you, and...
11/02/2023

Today is International Stress Awareness day! Today we take a moment to acknowledge that life can throw a lot at you, and sometimes it can be difficult to keep everything in balance. Managing your stress is a crucial part of mental and physical wellness. Here are a few examples of activities you can try to manage your stress:

1. Exercise- A short walk or hike without your phone. Light to moderate exercise in a beautiful location does wonders for the mind and body.

2. Communicate- Call up a friend for a talk. Communicating with loved ones strengthens connections, and can help you sort out things that are on your mind.

3. Mindfulness- Clearing your mind and focusing on the present is a skillset that you can practice everyday. How many stop signs do you pass on your morning commute? How long do you spend brushing your teeth? Which pair of socks that you own are the coziest? Taking time to be mindful and notice the details in your life can be incredibly enriching.

4. Talk to a therapist- While there are lots of things you can do on your own to manage stress, it is always helpful to talk to a professional. Having a neutral third party listen to what's bothering you can bring clarity and peace of mind.

Remember stress is a physiological phenomenon. Too much stress leads to over production of cortisol, which can be strenuous on the body in a variety of ways. Mental wellness and physical well being are 2 sides of the same coin. Take a breather every now and again, and be kind to yourself. Your body will thank you!

Whether you call it "No Shave November" or "Movember" it's that time of year! During this time men are encouraged to gro...
11/01/2023

Whether you call it "No Shave November" or "Movember" it's that time of year! During this time men are encouraged to grow out their facial hair and have conversations about men's health, particularly depression, mental health, as well as testicular and prostate cancers.

If you participate in this tradition, send us before and after pictures of your "mo" and tell us what you did this month to support men's health. We'll share your photos and stories on our social media pages! I (the marketing manager) will be participating. I would love to see some fresh bushy "mo"s walking around Parkersburg!

In the meantime read about the origins of this quirky campaign by following the link below.

https://us.movember.com/story/view/id/11213/

We are loving the costumes worn by some of our CFT staff and clients yesterday for Halloween!CFT(Community Focus Trainin...
11/01/2023

We are loving the costumes worn by some of our CFT staff and clients yesterday for Halloween!

CFT(Community Focus Training) is a program that meets Monday-Friday 9:30-1:30 at our Ravenswood, and Wood County offices. Staff can provide transportation to those in Jackson and Roane counties. Participants must be 18 of age and diagnosed with a severe mental illness.

Topics in the group include social skills, communication skills, personal hygiene, healthy eating, exercising, and much, much more. If you or someone you know may benefit from this type of group, please reach out to Kayla Fields. [email protected]

Stop by 7th St today for some delicious food from Hangry’s Food Truck & Catering !
10/27/2023

Stop by 7th St today for some delicious food from Hangry’s Food Truck & Catering !

Happy Halloween from all of us at Westbrook! As Trick or Treat approaches it's important to review best practices to kee...
10/26/2023

Happy Halloween from all of us at Westbrook! As Trick or Treat approaches it's important to review best practices to keep you and your family safe, happy, and healthy this Halloween season.

1. Make a plan with your kids and talk about where they should and should not go. If they are younger, make sure they know that they are to stay close to you and your group.

2. Consider passing out flash lights and walkie talkies if you're going to be out after dark. This will make it easier to keep your group together and find each other if you are separated.

3. Checking your child's candy after you get home is always a good idea. Making sure you know what your child is going to be eating will give you peace of mind. Make sure they don't consume small plastic toys, treats that they are allergic to, or worse! Showing off what you scored can be a fun family activity!

4. For pre-teens, and older kids, make sure to express your expectations on curfews and communication.

Although it is rare, it is worth discussing that men can also develop breast cancer. Because the disease is less prevale...
10/25/2023

Although it is rare, it is worth discussing that men can also develop breast cancer. Because the disease is less prevalent in men, they are far less likely to be familiar with screening procedures that are crucial for early detection and more likely to hide their disease because of feelings of embarrassment or shame. There is no shame in illness, reach out and seek help. We are all in your corner.

10/24/2023

At Westbrook, everyone seeking mental health care or support for a substance use disorder is welcome. We actively pursue funding for our services, ensuring help for both insured and uninsured individuals.

Did you know we offer same-day intake? Walk into any of these 3 locations during open access hours, and we'll assess your needs, offering referrals based on what you require, not your ability to pay.

🕒 **Open Access Hours:**
- **Main Office (2121 Seventh St, Parkersburg):**
- Mon: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
- Tue-Fri: 8:30am - 11:30am

- **Harrisville (713 E Main St, Harrisville):**
- Wed: 1pm-3pm

- **St. Marys (111 Lafayette St #202, St Marys):**
- Fri: 8:30am-12:00pm

For more details, contact our Customer Specialists at 304-485-1721 ext 220, 142, 207.

Breast cancer is a global issue, to all the who battle with this issue across the world we see you and we support you!
10/23/2023

Breast cancer is a global issue, to all the who battle with this issue across the world we see you and we support you!

It's not uncommon to fight with feelings of hopelessness when battling a serious illness. We have licensed therapists th...
10/20/2023

It's not uncommon to fight with feelings of hopelessness when battling a serious illness. We have licensed therapists that are here to help you or your loved ones. In addition to therapy services, we offer mental healthcare coordination services to ensure your mental health treatment is as comprehensive and holistic as possible.

If you are battling serious illness, care for someone battling serious illness, or have lost a loved one with serious illness, we are here for you.

October is also Youth Prevention Month. Prevention is the most effective way to ensure your child is not harmed by the e...
10/19/2023

October is also Youth Prevention Month. Prevention is the most effective way to ensure your child is not harmed by the effects of drugs and alcohol. Talk to your kids, and let them know that you care. The conversations can be short, but the benefits will be long lasting.

We have events for families and friends of those in recovery. Check out the flyers for more details! Next meeting is tom...
10/18/2023

We have events for families and friends of those in recovery. Check out the flyers for more details! Next meeting is tomorrow!

It's the season of solidarity. We're posting graphics and stats to promote breast cancer awareness in the month of Octob...
10/18/2023

It's the season of solidarity. We're posting graphics and stats to promote breast cancer awareness in the month of October! Let's paint our timelines pink!

Send us a message or a picture of you sporting your best breast cancer awareness attire and/or ribbons!

Last week our very own Marissa Shockey attended the West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association conference...
10/18/2023

Last week our very own Marissa Shockey attended the West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association conference and received an award for acting as Chair of the Human Resources Committee. We are proud to see one of our very own be honored by the association and inspired by her dedication to the field. Congratulations Marissa!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. This is the month that we show ...
10/16/2023

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. This is the month that we show solidarity, and celebrate the amazing women in our lives. We stand with the individuals and their loved ones who have been impacted by breast cancer.

Come get a warm cup of coffee to soothe your cold morning commute! Read the flyer for details 😉
10/11/2023

Come get a warm cup of coffee to soothe your cold morning commute! Read the flyer for details 😉

On Saturday some of our incredible staff attended the Wirt County Pioneer Day event. They spent the day engaging with th...
10/09/2023

On Saturday some of our incredible staff attended the Wirt County Pioneer Day event. They spent the day engaging with the community and educating on the life saving use of Narcan (Naloxone) to prevent overdose deaths. They met some colorful characters at the event. In fact Smoky the Bear was trained in Narcan (Naloxone) and was kind enough to take a photo with our mascot Wes!

10/04/2023

We are SO excited to host our Very First Paint Party Fundraiser!!

Our ArtBeat Coordinator, Niki will be teaching you how to paint this vintage Happy Camper fine art piece on canvas. We will be offering 2 classes and the spaces are limited!

Join us Oct 7 at 10a or 12:30p at Minted Vintage Market | WV in Mineral Wells. We will have everything set up for you to come and enjoy yourself, learn some new techniques and give back to our amazing non profit organization and support our artists! You will also be able to enjoy over 100 artisans, food and live music.

Please use this link to secure your spot for this class!

https://checkout.square.site/buy/7YX2QCH7KZ43GU6D4FYS6OFK

Is your organization looking for mental health first aid training? We have excellent staff who provide trainings free of...
09/29/2023

Is your organization looking for mental health first aid training? We have excellent staff who provide trainings free of charge to community organizations and groups. See our attached flyer for more info!

For the month of September we have been highlighting su***de prevention efforts and having conversations about mental he...
09/29/2023

For the month of September we have been highlighting su***de prevention efforts and having conversations about mental health, su***de prevention resources, and the impact that su***de has on individuals and communities. In this episode of the podcast, Chase Goodwin our marketing & Communications Manager sits down with Jason Ferrebee, our su***de prevention specialist.

No one is alone when it comes to preventing su***de. Memorize and repeat: if you or someone you know is thinking of su***de call the lifeline at 988 for assistance. Experts are standing by 24/7.

September is National Su***de Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is considering su***de, seek help, call the lifeline at 988.This is the 1st episod...

So excited to have Hangry’s Food Truck & Catering  visiting us tomorrow for lunch! Come get some delicious food and say ...
09/28/2023

So excited to have Hangry’s Food Truck & Catering visiting us tomorrow for lunch! Come get some delicious food and say hi to our wonderful staff.

A great resource!
09/18/2023

A great resource!

Happy Friday! Our good friends at The Munchies Truck are coming over for lunch today! Come on by and say hi!
09/15/2023

Happy Friday! Our good friends at The Munchies Truck are coming over for lunch today! Come on by and say hi!

Address

2121 7th Street
Parkersburg, WV
26101

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 7pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 7pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 7pm
Thursday 7:30am - 7pm
Friday 7:30am - 5pm

Telephone

+13044851721

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