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.

Advocacy

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

2021 Policy and Legislative Priorities

2021 Bill Tracking Log 

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

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

NEW - Virginia's COVID-19 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

Student mental health must be a priority this school year.

Mental Health America recognizes the profound impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth mental health. Therefore, as students across the country return to their classrooms, we know we must prioritize their mental health and emotional well-being so that they can thrive in and out of the school setting.

MHA launches our annual Back to School Toolkit to give parents, teachers, and school personnel the tools and resources they need to support their children’s mental health.

Check Out the 2021 Toolkit

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.

2021 Mental Health Advocacy Day

The January 26th Mental Health Advocacy Day packet is available here. You can find the video recording on YouTube.

If you are unable to participate in the program on the 26th, you can still use the information and contact legislators other times this week. Thank you for supporting mental health in Virginia!

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...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 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.

Peer Into Recovery is a podcast offering unique insights into the profession of peer support, brought to you by the Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist Network and Mental Health America of Virginia.

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Mental Health America of Virginia - MHAV is proud to announce Senator Jennifer McClellan and Delegate Jeff Bourne as this year's Advocacy Award recipients.This past year, they introduced bills SB 1315 and HB 2047 to reform the Virginia criminal justice system for individuals with mental illness, autism and intellectual/developmentaldisabilities. Thanks to their hard work, the bills passed and this major piece of legislation went into effect on July 1st. This was a huge victory for our community. We look forward to celebrating these two on Thursday at our live awards ceremony and press conference. Be sure to tune into our Facebook page on Thursday, 9/23 at 12 PM EST to watch this exciting occasion. 💙🔔 ... See MoreSee Less

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