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Give an Hour Provides Mental Health Services, at No Cost, to Members of the Military and Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Regardless of Discharge Status
Date:12/12/2013

Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 12, 2013

Give an Hour™, a national nonprofit organization providing mental health services, at no cost, to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities, offers counseling and other mental health services to anyone needing help, including those with less-than-honorable discharges.

“Our civilian mental health professionals have a critical role to play in assisting our returning troops, our veterans, and their families with the understandable psychological and emotional consequences of a decade of war,” says Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour. “Failing to provide adequate mental health care to those who have served puts families and entire communities at risk. In many instances, a less-than-honorable discharge may be the result of a psychological condition induced by deployment or combat. We are concerned about the isolation these men and women might feel and want to make sure they know our providers are ready to assist them.”

Give an Hour providers are psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, psychologists, pastoral counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurses, and licensed professional counselors. Thousands of volunteer mental health professionals are available—in all 50 states. They are volunteering free counseling 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, regardless of discharge status. Give an Hour is also offering free services to parents, siblings, unmarried partners, grandparents—in short anyone who loves someone affected by the current conflicts.

By providing services that are separate from the military establishment, Give an Hour offers an essential option for men and women who might otherwise fail to seek or receive appropriate services. There is no paperwork; no insurance claims need to be filed; and no money changes hands. Give an Hour’s services are absolutely free, and there is no limit to the number of sessions one can receive.

Mental health professionals interested in joining Give an Hour can complete an easy online form at http://www.giveanhour.org. Visitors in need of services can log on and use the provider search to locate a mental health professional in their area who meets their needs.

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About Give an Hour™
Give an Hour 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 is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of military personnel, their families, and the communities affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As of October 2013, Give an Hour has nearly 7,000 providers across the nation—in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam—with more volunteer mental health professionals joining its network every day. In addition to counseling, providers also consult to schools, first responders, employers, and community organizations. Give an Hour has already provided approximately 104,000 hours of service, valued at more than $10.4 million. To learn more, visit http://www.giveanhour.org or connected.giveanhour.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11418445.htm.


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