Psychologist provides free therapy to teachers

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Schools are preparing to re-open for the fall semester. Those plans include plenty of changes and restrictions. Dr. Kristi Dumas, owner of Dumas Psychology Collective, said teachers may be the ones more worried about the return as opposed to students. “We have quite a few clients who just came to our […]

Gruesome murder in Greenbrier County shows to be driven by a decline in mental health

(WVVA)-“Mental health is nothing to joke about or taken lightly. When someone begs, pleads, cries out for help, please help them. You just might save a life or more lives. Thank you. Again initials O. A. M,” said Greenbrier County Sheriff, Bruce Sloan. Those initials belong to Oreanna Antoinette Myers, Meyers murdered three of her […]

Community members use MLK day to volunteer for Beckley Success Closet

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Local volunteers used their day off to do some good! People gathered in the basement of Robert Dunlap’s office on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 to organize clothes for the Beckley Success Closet. They accepted professional clothing donations from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. One of the organizers, Dr. Kristi Dumas, said […]

The Beckley Success Closet begins taking donations

BECKLEY W. VA. (WVVA) – The Beckley Success Closet began taking donations on Monday. The closet will provide free professional clothing to people with limited resources who are looking to find a job or enter the business industry. Robert Dunlap, one of the organizer’s of the success close, said the community’s support has been incredible […]

Two locals collect professional clothing to donate to community

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Walking into a job interview can be extremely intimidating. You might be asking yourself, “Will I say the right thing?” “Am I qualified?” But Dr. Kristi Dumas and Robert Dunlap want to make sure the people in the Beckley community do not stress about one thing: “Do I look the part?” […]

Local organizations partner to provide clothing assistance for job seekers

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A new career assistance project called the Beckley Success Closet aims to provide free professional clothing to job seekers. The project was put together in a collaborative effort from The Dumas Psychology Collective and the law office of Robert Dunlap. Dr. Kristi Dumas with The Dumas Psychology Collective spearheaded the project, […]

‘Beckley Success Closet’ to help job seekers dress for success

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) Two local businesses are teaming up to help job seekers dress for success. The Dumas Psychology Collective, along with the law office of Robert Dunlap, are opening the ‘Beckley Success Closet’ on the first floor of Dunlap’s Main Street office. Right now, Kristi Dumas is taking donations of gently used or brand […]

Mental health experts offer tips to keep New Year’s Resolutions

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) The pandemic isn’t the only catastrophe that has taken the world by storm in the last year. Health experts say more West Virginians are experiencing mental health issues as a result of pandemic-related stressors, including the loss of jobs, virtual learning, and limited time spent with friends and family. So for those […]

Locals react to election of first woman of color as Vice President

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) It was a day for the history books with the first woman and woman of color to be elected Vice President of the United States. Kamala Harris also made history on Saturday for being the first South Asian American elected to the officer. Her political career includes other barrier-breaking moments, such as […]