Navigation Links
Give an Hour(TM) Partners with American Red Cross and Calls All Mental Health Professionals in Texas to Volunteer Their Services
Date:11/9/2009

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the Fort Hood tragedy, Give an Hour(TM) is issuing a call to action to all mental health professionals in Texas to join the Give an Hour(TM) network.

Give an Hour(TM) is a national nonprofit organization providing free counseling and other mental health services to active duty service members, members of the National Guard and Reserve forces, and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who have separated or retired from any branch of military service. In addition to these military personnel and their spouses and children, Give an Hour(TM) is also offering free services to parents, siblings, and unmarried partners who are not entitled to receive mental health benefits through the military or VA.

Currently, there are 300 licensed mental health professionals volunteering their time on the Give an Hour(TM) network in Texas. Nationwide, the network has more than 4,500 providers.

"Given the size of the military community in Texas and the losses Texas had already suffered in terms of lives lost and otherwise altered as a result of the wars, we had already been working on launching a statewide initiative in Texas," says Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour(TM). "It is clear after the Fort Hood tragedy that the need for our services will be greater than ever and that we must immediately mobilize the mental health community to deal with the aftermath."

In addition to providing direct counseling services, Give an Hour(TM) will be partnering with other organizations, including the USO and Blue Star Families, to ensure that the needs of Texas's military families are continually met.

Give an Hour(TM) is also ready to provide mental health consultants to other veterans service organizations, first-responders, congregations, and schools.

Licensed mental health professionals wishing to join the Give an Hour(TM) network can visit www.giveanhour.org to register. Give an Hour(TM) asks that providers agree to give a minimum of one hour a week for a year.

Anyone eligible to receive services should visit www.giveanhour.org and use the Provider Search to locate a provider in his or her area.

About Give an Hour(TM)

Give an Hour(TM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. The organization's mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Currently, Give an Hour(TM) is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Give an Hour(TM) has more than 4,500 providers across the nation--in all 50 states, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico--and continues to recruit volunteer mental health professionals to its network. To learn more, visit www.giveanhour.org.

SOURCE Give an Hour


'/>"/>
SOURCE Give an Hour
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Give an Hour(TM)s Volunteer Mental Health Professionals Provide Nearly $1.7 Million in Services to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, Families, and Communities
2. Give an Hour(TM)s Volunteer Mental Health Professionals Provide More Than $1.4 Million in Services to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, Families, and Communities
3. Give an Hour(TM) Honors National Volunteer Week with Call to Service
4. HUYA Bioscience International Establishes Strategic Partnership with School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ocean University of China
5. WAV Distribution Partners with Vecima Networks Inc.
6. More than 6 Million Helped by Partnership for Prescription Assistance
7. Zlago and Network Management Group, Inc. Announce Partnership at ConnectWise Partner Summit
8. Medical Transcription Service Provider, MxSecure, Teams with HealthCare Partners/PACIS to Accelerate Physician EHR Adoption
9. HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC Partners with Travel Insured
10. FDA and WebMD Expand Consumer Health Information Partnership
11. New Health Care vs. Sick Care Ad Campaign Launched by Trust for Americas Health and Partnership for Prevention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/30/2016)... ... May 30, 2016 , ... Shaolin ... warrior 8-day-8 and 8-night special intensive summer training camp starts on June 17th ... camp offers families and children a fun and unique experience with an opportunity ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... May 28, 2016 , ... SuperCloset is proud to officially launch our ... day issues, struggles and obstacles veterans’ need to overcome in order to face their ... or retired military veteran(s) with a donated SuperCloset product based on the needs and ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... of Health, so it is not surprising that bariatric surgery has received increased attention ... Business Journal explains. Of course, when it comes to weight loss, most people are ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... With over 60 percent of acute stroke survivors being left ... to aid in the rehabilitation process has steadily increased. Ekso Bionics had been working ... due to stroke. , Ekso Bionics has now received clearance from the U.S. Food ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... bolstered by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of leaders in the nursing and ... within the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett Learning. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... -- According to a new market research ... by Therapeutic Area (Oncology, Cosmeceutical/Plastic Surgery), by Application (Drug ... Hospitals/ Clinics) - Forecast to 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. This market ... from USD 117.3 Million in 2016, at a CAGR ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... IRVINE, Calif. , May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... of testing for their new reference materials that ... workflows from sample collection to analyses. The rapid ... the demand for researchers to have standard methods ... data being generated. Biases inherently exist at every ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... Florida , May 25, 2016 ... Conference & Expo earlier this month, the numbers and ... revenues continue to climb into the billions, more research ... newly released 4th Edition State of Legal Marijuana Markets ... a cannabis-focused data-analysis firm, much of the increase in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: