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Personal Transformation

VOCAL impacts personal lives through networking peers to each other, sharing stories of hope, and offering leadership and recovery training.


Community Transformation

VOCAL impacts communities by outreach to determine unmet needs, convening workgroups, and networking peers regionally.


Systems Transformation

VOCAL impacts mental health support systems through advocacy, researching innovative solutions and networking peer-run programs.

"VOCAL offers people opportunities to see peers that have overcome obstacles and reached milestones in life, which they may not realize someone with a disability can achieve. Gives them hope in their own lives." - VOCAL Member

VOCAL Network

Connect with peers in recovery around Virginia -- more than 2000 VOCAL members statewide.

VOCAL Network


"Recovery Education and Creative Healing:" Find tools & trainings for finding & sharing wellness.



"Coalition Of Peer-run Programs:" Networking and resources to sustain peer-run programs.


VOCAL Advocacy

Learn how to speak up for services you need & unite with peers for systems change.

VOCAL Advocacy

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Virginia Mental Health Peer News

Free VOCAL One-Day Conference in Southwest Virginia

VOCAL is pleased to invite you to a free one-day peer conference about finding and sharing your story. “Telling Your Story: The Ways We Are Stronger” will guide participants to the heart of their personal story of transformation and resilience and then craft a narrative that can be shared public...

  • February 4, 2018

Read the January February Newsletter PLUS Podcasts About Mental Health

The January February edition of the VOCAL Newsletter can be found here. Read about whats new at VOCAL including upcoming Advocacy Days, Training Opportunities, and meet our newest staff member, Megan Sharkey. I am a big fan of NPR and I spend a lot of time in the car. Once I figured out how to load ...

  • January 8, 2018

Have You Ever Considered Your Pronouns?

Guest Editor, Megan Sharkey   Pronouns. Have you ever considered yours? Have you ever considered others? Have you ever considered that you may have incorrectly used someone else’s pronouns? Take a minute to think about this topic! Take two minutes to view this informative infographic which di...

  • December 22, 2017