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Education, Information & Support

MHA-A offers a number of programs to educate the public about mental health and mental illness.  We provide practical information and referral to enable mental health professional enrichment.  Some of our programs are listed below.

Information & Referral

MHA-A responds daily to calls from persons who want to know more about mental illness, or who want referral to a local health resource.  Our chapter also distributes thousands of brochures and other materials with information on resources.

Community Service & Programs

  • Information & Referral Service - A phone/email service for mental health questions and concerns. Referrals are offered for counseling support groups and public agencies.  If you need guidance or help please call (540) 886-7182.
  • Commmunity In-Service Presentations - Presentations on current topics or important subjects in the field of mental health.

Educational Programs

Professional & Community Workshops - Education and prevention programs are presented to meet specific needs in the community. Workshops may be designed for mental health professionals, others in related fields, or for the members of the community. Examples of recent topics include:

  • Parenting
  • Autism
  • Mental Health & Juvenile Justice
  • The Joy of Recovery
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Parents & Teachers as Allies