An Ounce of Prevention

In the novel A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens’ opening paragraph begins with “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….”

This phrase seems to fit with this time of the COVID -19 pandemic.

I have read many articles, viewed webinars and social media posts in which people express quiet gratitude for the extra time spent at home with family and the freedom to work on projects that had been long neglected.

By the same token I have observed the struggles of many who worry about job loss, health issues, keeping up with schoolwork and more.

Coping skills can be tested at a time like this, and you might find you need a little extra help or guidance.

Proud, hardworking, resilient. That’s “Who We Are” as West Virginians!

I’d like to offer some resources that can be accessed to help us all. This info can also be found on page 3 of this edition of The Pocahontas Times. Clip it, and keep it for future reference.

844HELP4WV – 1-844-435-7498 or

Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255

The Pocahontas County Prevention Coalition would like to hear from the community.

Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey to let us know your thoughts about Substance Use Disorders.

Survey participation is completely anonymous.


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