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.

 

Register to attend our Webinars and Virtual Trainings

Support

Connect with MHAV's Peer-Run Warm Line and other resources for wellness and recovery.

Warm Line 866-400-MHAV (6428)

Mon - Fri 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST
Sat - Sun - Holidays 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Text /Chat Support
Wed, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Línea de apoyo de MHAV, atendida y administrada por pares

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

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.

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

COVID-19 Resources and Information

Mental Health Advocacy Day 2022

Date: Wednesday, January 19th
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: This event will be held virtually

Join MHAV, NAMI Virginia, VOCAL, and Voices for Virginia's Children for 2022 Mental Health Advocacy Day. Mental Health Advocacy Day is a chance for mental health advocates from across the Commonwealth to come together and learn about legislative priorities, discuss advocacy strategies, and network with other mental health advocates. You will hear from legislators and partner organizations about advocacy priorities and you will gain knowledge and materials to assist you with your advocacy efforts.

2020-2021 Highlights

Watch the 2021
Victory for Mental Health
Advocacy Award presentation

Many thanks to all who participated in the Art Auction!

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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.

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.