Navigation Links
1,000 Mental Health Professionals Join National Network to Provide Free Counseling to Returning Veterans and their Families
Date:3/10/2008

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Give an Hour (http://www.giveanhour.org), a non-partisan, non-profit organization offering free mental health services to returning Veterans and their loved ones, announces that there are now 1,000 providers, nationwide, on its network.

In an effort to supplement the mental health services already provided to the military through the military health care system, Give an Hour's services are available to the service member, their immediate family, and their extended families and loved ones, including parents, siblings and significant others (who are often directly affected but not covered by the military).

"We are thrilled to have already recruited 1,000 licensed mental health professionals on our network," notes Founder and President, Dr. Barbara V. Romberg. "What our Veterans and their families and loved ones are experiencing as a result of deployments, traumatic brain injuries and other devastating physical injuries, PTSD and more, is incomprehensible to the general population. The sheer number of people being affected makes it virtually impossible for the very competent but overtaxed military health care system to provide help to everyone who needs it," says Dr. Romberg.

"We recently partnered with the American Psychiatric Association and know that relationships such as this will help us in our endeavor to recruit more providers who will ultimately help head off what could become a true crisis," adds Dr. Romberg. "We encourage all mental health professionals to ask themselves whether they can afford to give an hour a week of their practice to help our troops and their families who are sacrificing so much."

Research indicates that a major barrier preventing military personnel from seeking appropriate treatment is the perception of stigma associated with treatment. Many fear that seeking mental health treatment will jeopardize their career or standing. Give an Hour's services are endorsed by many veterans service organizations, but separate from the military, offering an essential option for men and women who might otherwise fail to seek or receive appropriate services.

"While our primary focus is to get much needed counseling and other mental health services to the folks that need it, the other unique aspect of our organization is a kind of 'pay-it-forward' idea that the people receiving services will then have the opportunity, though it is not required, to give an hour of volunteer time back to their own community," Dr. Romberg adds.

To obtain services, go to http://www.giveanhour.org, and a zip code finder will locate a provider near you. If there is currently no provider, contact Give an Hour at info@giveanhour.org and a provider will be located. Mental health professionals willing to donate an hour of their time each week for a minimum commitment of one year can also go to http://www.giveanhour.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Give an Hour
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Project Will Map Genomes of 1,000 People Worldwide
2. HearAtLast Announces Completion of Initial Private Placement Financing Totaling US $1,000,000
3. DaVita Volunteers Raise More than $1,000,000 for Nationwide Kidney Education and Prevention Programs
4. 1 sample examined by 1,000 pathologists -- how and why?
5. Colorado State Senator Keller Recognized for Advocacy Work on Mental Health Issues
6. Tourette Syndrome Association Celebrates the House Passage of LONG-AWAITED Mental Health Parity Legislation
7. AHIP Statement on House Passage of Mental Health Parity Legislation
8. Mental Health Parity Laudable, But House Legislation Would Put Medicaid Patients at Risk, Lilly Says
9. mtvU & The Jed Foundation Go Beyond March Madness, Spring Break & 5th Anniversary of Iraq War, Dedicating March Programming to College Students Mental Health
10. Up for Debate This Week: National Service, Mental Health Coverage, and Consumer Product Safety
11. Therap Services Announces Release 7.2 for the Developmental Disability Community
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is ... herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library ... City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ... for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van ... Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite ... 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood shifts and ... him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a knife on ... say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on the freeway, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum Wage’ ... 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the median ... floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Any dentist who has made an implant supported denture ... of them do not even offer this as a viable ... costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer that ... cost that the majority of today,s patients would not be ... , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of Implanova ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... the 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report to ... report contains up to date financial data derived from varied ... major trends with potential impact on the market during the ... segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and country level ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: