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SPEAKING UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH. TOGETHER.

VOCAL is a peer-led, statewide organization serving Virginia's mental health recovery community.

 

PEER

(Noun) - In mental health and recovery settings, a peer is someone with lived experience of mental health, substance use, and/or trauma-related challenges.


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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.

Upcoming Events

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice for the Behavioral Health Professional
    Time is TBD
    Online
    Ensuring that all individuals feel understood, affirmed, and honored by the behavioral health professionals they interact with.
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  • WRAP® Group
    Time is TBD
    Online
    Time is TBD
    Online
    This online*, 8-week, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) group is open to all Virginians. The participants (maximum of 12 individuals) will be led each week through a new chapter of the WRAP® curriculum by two certified and experienced WRAP® Facilitators.
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  • Creating Safer Spaces: Examining the Intersection Between Mental Health & LGBTQ+ Identities
    Time is TBD
    Online
    Provides education surrounding some best practices when working with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer community.
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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.

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