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. 

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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For many people, symptoms of PTSD begin almost right away after the trauma happens. Trauma doesn’t go away on its own. It can last a lifetime [,and] it can be deadly.

Where trauma is concerned, we can’t ignore the long-term. We can’t continue just to do more of the same if we want to #makeadifference. Widespread #mentalhealthscreening would be a start.

Learn more: [mhanational.org/miaw] #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #MIAW19 #7day7ways”PTSD is a mental health condition that can occur as a response to experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. PTSD is not limited to individuals who have witnessed combat.

For many people, symptoms of PTSD begin almost right away after the trauma happens. Trauma doesn’t go away on its own. It can last a lifetime. And it can be deadly.

Where trauma is concerned, we can’t ignore the long-term. We can’t continue just to do more of the same if we want to make a difference. Widespread mental health screening would be a start.

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