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Date:10/8/2008

ntal health professionals with this call to action," Romberg adds.

Give an Hour hopes to recruit to its network 10 percent, or 40,000, of the approximately 400,000 licensed mental health professionals in the United States. With an average fee of $100 an hour, this would save the military and the taxpayer $4 million per week in mental health services costs. Mental health professionals who are interested in donating counseling services to returning veterans and their families must agree to give one hour per week for a minimum of a year.

About HelpPRO

HelpPRO(R) is the therapist finder service of HelpNet, Inc. Founded in 1995 by William L. Blout, a clinical social worker, to improve the public's access to mental health clinicians and organizations. The company's vision is "every person in America can readily find mental health services to meet their needs." The HelpPRO(R) Therapist Finder at http://www.HelpPRO.com is the most comprehensive on the Web. The scope and depth of mental health practice and service information is unparalleled. HelpPRO(R) reduces the time, energy, and frustration spent finding the right therapist or group. "Life is challenging... Finding help shouldn't be."

About Give an Hour

Give an Hour (http://www.giveanhour.org) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen Romberg, 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, GAH 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 currently has nearly 2,800 providers across the nation and continues to recruit volunteer mental health professionals to its network.


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