Advocacy

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

 

 

View our Bill Tracking log for the 2019 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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Support

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.) and 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Sat. - Sun.).

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

Thank You for Your Support

Many thanks to everyone who supported our successful Victory for Mental Health event on Sept. 26th! Gray O’Dwyer received the Mental Health Advocate Champion of the Year Award. 

2018-2019 Annual Report

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.

Upcoming Events

  1. (Re)STORE in Harrisonburg November 2019

    November 11 - November 14

Mental Health America of Virginia

...is 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 7 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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It is with deep sadness, shock, and pain that we have to share heartbreaking news pertaining to Virginia’s Statewide, Peer-Run Warm Line. Unfortunately, one of our Peer Warm Line Operators has died after a courageous fight with addiction and other mental health challenges. We will share more information as we are able and given permission of this person’s family, with whom we have been in contact. We are incredibly grateful to have had the privilege and honor of getting to know this person.

Again, we will share more information and resources.
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