Vocal Virginia advocates with and for the mental health community by sharing a unique, experience-driven perspective that empowers us
to educate with empathy and collaborate with care.
No one fights harder for a cause than someone who has been directly affected by it. When it comes to mental health, Vocal Virginia speaks from experience. As leaders who face our own mental health challenges, we bring a unique perspective to advocacy, education, and collaboration that empowers us to better champion the rights for everyone to have access to quality behavioral health services and
I was somebody who turned away from working with people who were diagnosed with schizophrenia because of my lack of understanding and my belief that I would not be able to help them. I think this training will impact my life and my work in a big way. I plan to be more of an advocate for people with these experiences.