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VOCAL is Virginia’s statewide membership network of people with lived experience of issues commonly labeled ‘mental illness’ who work together to heal communities. We organize and empower individuals to create broad-scale social change by transforming individual lives, local communities and the mental health service delivery system.

Membership is free to all who identify as “peers,” people who either now or in the past have experienced emotional turbulence, mental health crisis, or extreme states of consciousness (commonly labeled as “mental illness”). We also encourage honorary members who do not personally experience mental health challenges but want to partner in our work. Join us today.

Here is a list of 12 ways you can be involved.