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 eight community-based affiliates in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Mental health concerns or just need someone to talk to? We are only a phone call away! Call us at (866) 400-6428.
Currently, our hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm; however, stay tuned because we will be expanding soon!
Mental Health America has a partnership with the Crisis Text Line. Text MHA to 741741 for free, confidential text services 24/7.
Not sure where to go to get help? Click here to find out if you need help and where to find it. Don't forget, you can always call our Statewide, Peer-Run, Non-Emergency Warm Line.
Check out some resources while you're here: click here to find out where to get help for yourself, and click here if you're trying to find out where to get help for someone else.
Mental Health America of Virginia (MHAV) is a partner with other agencies providing a new Peer-Run Warm Line specifically for those struggling with addiction in the Richmond area, their loved ones, and others to talk with trained individuals who have lived experience in addiction recovery. This Warm Line, part of the new Alive RVA program, is open 7 days a week, from 8am to 12am (midnight).
MHAV works to increase public awareness, decrease stigma and keep mental health issues on the forefront of policy and legislative agendas.
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.
Our Warm Line offers listening, information and mental health referrals, and MHA screening tools can help determine if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
The Warm Line is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00PM EST, and it is the only statewide Warm Line in Virginia.
- Affirming the Physical and Mental Health Connection May 25, 2018
- Legislature takes small steps forward for mental health; Major step still possible April 6, 2018
- Public Awareness Vital to Health Care Expansion, State Budget Debate March 9, 2018
- Some Good News from the State Legislature! March 1, 2018
- Advocacy and Recovery February 13, 2018
The certification is designed to exceed the standards used in public behavioral health around the country, and to meet the needs of private health insurers and private practitioners. It is not designed to replace current Virginia certifications and training but to build upon and enhance current programs. MHAV is an Official Testing Site for this Certification.