SPEAKING UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH. TOGETHER.
VOCAL is a peer-led, statewide organization serving Virginia's mental health recovery community.
(Noun) - In mental health and recovery settings, a peer is someone with lived experience of mental health, substance use, and/or trauma-related challenges.
VISION & MISSION
To achieve a peer-driven mental health system in the state of Virginia.
To create a climate in Virginia where peers are empowered to understand and find their own recovery through programs that achieve: personal transformation, community transformation, and systems transformations.
I like how the trainers addressed issues of respect, privacy, and reaching out, but not forcing 'help' on people who don't want all of what we may have to offer. I liked hearing about the success stories, rather than always hearing about the broken mental health system...in the news, etc.