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.
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).
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.
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
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!
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 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.