Our mission is to promote mental health and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness through advocacy, education, research, and service for the residents of Central Virginia.
We believe early detection of mental illness is critical and so is treating mental illness like a physical illness. It is just as important as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. We cannot wait years to treat mental illness, which has inspired us to start our B4Stage4 Campaign.
We are proud to be part of state and national associations with over a century of advocacy, public education, and the delivery of programs and services, Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.
PETE WARREN MEMORIAL WALK, MAY 1
The Annual “Pete” Warren Memorial Walk for Mental Health takes place Sunday, May 1, 2016. We will gather at 1:30PM at Oakwood Country Club on Rivermont Avenue. Step-off is at 2:00 p.m. The walk is about a 3 mile loop that begins and ends at the club. Our theme this year is “Embracing Mental Health.” The Walk is our biggest fund raiser of the year and especially now, when funding for mental health services is ebbing, we need everyone’s help. The Walk is designed to promote positive mental health for all, to reduce the stigma that still surrounds mental illness, and to reduce the prevalence of suicide in our area. All funds raised enable us to provide most of our services at low or no cost to residents of Central Virginia as we have done for the past 60 years. Mental Health America of Central Virginia is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are a United Way Partner Agency and are affiliated with both Mental Health America National and Mental Health America of Virginia.