Sep 30, 2020

Give an Hour Provides Mental Health Services

Give an Hour Serves the Military
Give an Hour Serves the Military

 

Give an Hour Provides Mental Health Services to Veterans, Service Members  and their Families

COVID-19 is affecting the lives of every person in the world. As Americans, we know our service members  and veterans have been on the front lines of dealing with extraordinary challenges for generations and the coronavirus is no different. These men and women have been protecting our nation and sacrificing so much since the moment that they took their oath.

Many of our veterans have answered the nation’s call to service again … as first responders. Did you know that 20 PERCENT of our first responders are veterans and in some areas are 50 PERCENT?

That is one of the reasons that for more than 15 years, Give an Hour and the Campaign to Change Direction have provided more than 325,000 hours of pro bono mental health services to veterans, service members and their loved ones. 

In response to the pandemic, Give an Hour’s network of licensed therapists  is providing free virtual mental health services for veterans, service members, and families at a time when many can't meet up in person due to social distancing regulations. 

Give an Hour has also created free COVID-19 resources such as the Healthy Habits of Emotional Wellbeing that are available to our military community.  

If you know a veteran or service member who might benefit from our FREE resources  and counseling, please share our website. 

“Give an Hour has been helping the veteran and military community for fifteen years.  We remain committed to serve those who serve during this difficult time.” said Randy Phelps, PhD., CEO of Give an Hour. “Thank you to the GlobalGiving community for supporting our vital work.”

COVID-19
COVID-19
Give an Hour Grateful to our Providers
Give an Hour Grateful to our Providers

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Jun 8, 2020

Give an Hour Provides Free Mental Health Services

Do you know a Hospital Hero in NY, NJ or CT?
Do you know a Hospital Hero in NY, NJ or CT?

Give an Hour Provides Free Mental Health Services to Frontline Hospital Workers During Covid-19 in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Give an Hour, a national nonprofit that provides free mental health services to veterans, servicemembers and their families, has extended its free services to frontline hospital workers who are suffering stress and trauma in the battle against COVID-19. Last month, Give an Hour opened its network of volunteer mental health professionals to these heroic workers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans are experiencing trauma, depression, grief, and anxiety. We know from prior disasters that existing mental health disorders may worsen and that many more people will suffer.

Give an Hour’s no cost mental health services will be available to all hospital-based essential employees in the three-state area, including both clinical personnel offering direct care to patients, as well as non-clinical, non-direct care hospital employees. The employee’s loved ones qualify as well.

“We have all watched as New York City has become the U.S. epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis. And we have seen a new group of American heroes emerge – frontline hospital personnel,” said Randy Phelps, PhD., CEO of Give an Hour.

Give an Hour will provide no-cost counseling to essential hospital-based employees – and their loved ones - both during the pandemic and after to help manage trauma responses in some of the most significantly affected states. It is our hope that with additional support, Give an Hour will be able to extend services to other states.

The Give an Hour Hospital Heroes program welcomes fully licensed providers from all mental health disciplines to join us in NY, NJ and CT. These states have temporarily allowed providers throughout the country to assist in this initiative through telehealth. Give an Hour will also be launching clinician volunteer recruitment efforts throughout health provider networks across the U.S. to fortify its capabilities for the current crisis and the future. 

While COVID-19 affects us physically, the stress of this disease is also creating mental trauma, especially to those that are diligently working on the front lines each and every day. The impact of isolation, fear, uncertainty and loss can be just as deadly as the virus itself.

For fifteen years, Give an Hour has provided free and confidential mental health services to another group of heroes servicemembers, veterans, and their loved ones. 

Give an Hour is proud to step up for this new group of heroes who are also risking their lives to save others. This is a trying time for all of us, but if we help care for each other we can prevent more suffering and can overcome this crisis together.

If you are a mental health provider and would like to join this effort, please visit: 

https://giveanhour.org/hospitalheroes/ 

If you would like to support this vital program, please donate to our project on GlobalGiving.

Thank you to our GlobalGiving donors who continue to support our efforts during this difficult time.

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Jun 8, 2020

Give an Hour Releases International Resources

Give an Hour Translated Materials
Give an Hour Translated Materials

Five Signs of Emotional Suffering Now Available in 11 Languages 

Last month, during Mental Health Awareness Month, Give an Hour launched the 2nd Annual Week to Change Direction on May 18 – 24th.  This virtual event shined a light on how people around the world are taking care of their mental health. Even though many of us are still experiencing social distancing due to the Coronavirus pandemic, people participated in their own virtual events that encouraged others to stay connected and stay mentally healthy. We had participation from 32 countries and all 50 states who shared a Healthy Habit of Emotional Well-being, downloaded one of our Coronavirus resources, or our 11 translations of the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering. 

Through Give an Hour’s Campaign to Change Direction, we have created a common language that allows us to recognize five key signs of emotional suffering in ourselves and others and encourages us to care for our mental well-being and the mental well-being of others.  

During A Week to Change Direction, we were proud to announce that our Five Signs of Emotional Suffering resource is available now in 11 languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Georgian, Hebrew, Nepali, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukraini.  We invite everyone, especially our GlobalGiving friends and donors around the world to. visit our website and share this free resource. We would love to see how you use the resources.  It is so very important to now – more than ever – to stay emotionally healthy during this difficult time.   Please share on your social media platforms using #ChangeDirection.

“At Give an Hour, we have a lofty goal,” said Randy Phelps, PhD, CEO of Give an Hour. “We want to change the culture of mental health by educating everyone to pay attention to their mental health as much as they do their physical health”. 

Give an Hour is grateful to the GlobalGiving donors who support our project. Together, we can change the culture of mental health around the world. 

Thank you.

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