Mental Health America of Virginia understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.

Victory for Mental Health 2020 and Recovery Art Auction

September 24th 12:00 to 12:30 pm

This year our Victory for Mental Health event is VIRTUAL! 

Join us on 9/24/2020 at NOON on Facebook Live at

This year's Recovery Art Auction is on-line and will run for a FULL WEEK, September 17-24

View the work and register to bid at:


MHAV works to increase public awareness, decrease stigma and keep mental health issues on the forefront of policy and legislative agendas.

2020 Policy and Legislative Priorities

View our Bill Tracking log for the 2020 Legislative Session

Recovery Education

For individuals who have experienced challenges with trauma, mental health or addiction, our programs incorporate recovery principles, encourage self-empowerment and model peer support practices.


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Connect with MHAV's Peer-Run Warm Line and other resources for wellness and recovery.

Warm Line 866-400-MHAV (6428)

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST (Mon - Fri)
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
(Sat - Sun - Holidays)

Addiction Recovery Support
Warm Line
1-833-4PEERVA (473-3782)

BTS Toolkit 2020

Get Ready For Back To School 2020 With MHA

Mental Health America (MHA) has developed its 2020 Back to School Toolkit with this and more in mind to help students, parents, and school personnel navigate the uncharted waters of COVID-19.

NEW - Virginia's Disaster Relief Warm Line!

We are excited to announce a second MHAV warm line service, this one specifically to support those struggling with distress, grief or trauma caused by COVID-19. Trained listeners on our new Crisis Counselor (CCP) Warm Line help callers understand their current situation and reactions, help reduce stress by providing emotional support, promote coping strategies, and connect callers with community resources. Crisis peer supporters do not classify, label, or diagnose people.

This new Warm Line is supported by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, the Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHSA).

COVID Support Warm Line

NEW Text Support

Texting is now available on the MHAV peer-run warm line!


Text /Chat Support
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday


Text us at 866-400-MHAV (6428)

COVID-19 Resources and Information

Mental Health Screening Tools

Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

2020 Mental Health Advocacy Day

February 5

Thanks to all who joined us. See some pics here!

2018-2019 Annual Report

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Mental Health America of Virginia a 501(c)(3) non-profit mental health organization working with recovery, wellness and healing as the foundational tenets behind our educational peer-run programs. We are the state-level representative for a national network that includes 4 community-based affiliates in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist Network

The VPRSN now provides a central resource center of volunteer/job opportunities for peer supporters in Virginia. Public and private agencies can post their PRS opportunities – both paid and volunteer - in a job board format for a PRS looking for paid or volunteer experience. The VPRSN invites agencies providing peer services to submit news of internships to which aspiring peer recovery specialists (PRS) might apply.

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From MHA:
If you weren’t able to make all or some of MHA’s 2020 Annual Conference earlier this month, or just want to re-watch some of your favorite sessions, we have recordings of most of our sessions available on our website in ASL and Spanish. Closed captioning for the recorded sessions capabilities is also coming soon.

Click here to watch Day 1 of the ASL stream

Click here to watch Day 2 of the ASL stream

Si no pudo asistir a todas o algunas de las sesiones de la Conferencia Anual 2020 de MHA a principios de este mes, o simplemente le gustaría volver a ver algunas de sus sesiones favoritas, tenemos grabaciones de la mayoría de nuestras sesiones disponibles en nuestra página web en lengua de señas americana (American Sign Language , ASL) y en español. Las sesiones grabadas tendrán subtítulos disponibles pronto.

Haga clic aquí para ver la dia 1 de transmisión en lengua de señas americana.
Haga clic aquí para ver la dia 2 de transmisión en lengua de señas americana.
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