Virginia’s oldest mental health advocacy organization

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What We Do


We advocate for a better mental health system and public understanding that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health.

  • Increase public awareness, decrease stigma and keep mental health issues on the forefront of policy and legislative agendas.
  • Educate policy makers about the barriers preventing people from receiving the help they need, and identify solutions.

Peer Run Warm Line

Free, anonymous and confidential
Call, text or chat

Virginia’s Peer-Run Warm Line and other resources for wellness and recovery. Not a crisis hotline, the warm line helps keep people out of crisis. Staff listen nonjudgmentally, and can help identify coping strategies, resources and support for your mental health well-being.

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. Programs include peer facilitated webinars and in-person trainings.

Probation Peer Support

Our Peer Support Wellness program is completely free and voluntary.  Once referred, with your permission, one of our Peer Support Specialists will reach out to you to get started.

Latest News

We are now Mental Health Virginia

We are now Mental Health Virginia

“Mental Health Virginia” - We’ve shortened our name, but not our mission. There’s a lot going on this May for Mental Health Month,...

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Embarking on new journeys, whether it's starting an internship, a new school environment, or diving into a new job, often brings a...

Making a Difference

“Being able to talk to you is like a magic wand. I feel so much better having talked to you and have someone just listen to me.

Warm Line Caller

“The opportunity to use what was learned to advocate for mental health

Recovery Education Participant

“That I could relate to what she was going through, non-judgmental and supportive. “

Probation Peer Support Participant

Current Initiatives

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to highlight the unique strengths and challenges faced by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in relation to mental health.

This July, we encourage everyone to take steps towards improving mental health in BIPOC communities.

To support these efforts, Mental Health America has created a free BIPOC Mental Health Toolkit. The toolkit contains handouts, outreach ideas, social media assets, and other resources to help combat stigma, break down myths, and encourage conversations about mental health.

For more information, explore the BIPOC Mental Health Toolkit provided by Mental Health America at and visit the BIPOC Mental Health Resource Center at

Protect BIPOC mental health
Mental health in the workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health at work is so important!

Take advantage of this opportunity for a FREE, 1 hour, in-person presentation to your leadership team that includes resource lists, completion certificate and materials.

Contact to schedule.

Funded by a grant to support mentally healthy workplaces in Virginia.

2024 Mental Health Voter Guide

With mental health care on the ballot in 2024, it’s more important than ever for the mental community to be involved in this year’s election. MHA’s 2024 Voter Guide is here to empower you to vote with mental health in mind. 

Vote like your mental health depends on it