Give an Hour
August 12, 2009
Give an Hour is a non-partisan, non-profit organization offering free and confidential counseling to returning Veterans and their loved ones. 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 and extended Families and loved ones, including parents, siblings and significant others (who are often directly affected but not covered by the military). 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. Please visit our web site to locate a provider near you.