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.


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

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

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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