Celebrating Success in Virginia Mental Health Advocacy

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Atlas 42, Glen Allen VA

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.

Statewide, Non-Emergency, Peer-Run Warm Line

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.

New Addiction Recovery Support Warm Line!

1-833-4PEERVA (1-833-473-3782)

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.

To view our updated Bill Tracking log for the 2018 Legislative Session, click here.

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.

Note: To apply for CELT, Workforce Re-Entry or Facilitator Skills training, please complete the application here. 


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.

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.

MHA National Certified Peer Specialist Certification (MHA NCPS)

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.

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#AssistiveTechnologyAbility Unlimited is a provider that serves the entire state of Virginia. Ability Unlimited provides Assistive Technology (AT), Environmental Modification (EM), Durable Medical Equipment (DME) to individuals with disabilities who have Virginia Medicaid either through a waiver or that qualify for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT).

Just one example of what Ability Unlimited can request with an evaluation from a professional:

Hearing Aid

2 Unitron North Moxi Pro hearing aids. Unitron RIC (Receiver In Canal) 20 Channel-Premium Technology. Choose from the three model and two battery size options. The North Moxi Pro Series features an unmatched seven environment automatic programming with superior features. Advanced Binaural Speech recognition.

The technology adapts to the surrounding environment whether you are in church or a crowded restaurant. Fit for mild to severe hearing loss. BlueTooth technology compatible with all accessories. North Moxi Series by Unitron is a robust platform with award winning design.

Please feel free to fill out Ability Unlimited's online contact form:

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