Give an Hour
Active Service Members and Veterans - Additional Emotional/Mental Support
Service Area: Nationwide
Serving: Active Service Members and Veterans
Description: While this organization is dedicated to helping active service members rather than veterans, it’s still worth mentioning as part of organizations that help veterans. Geared toward those suffering from psychological trauma, this program is a non-profit that encourages mental health professionals to give an hour each week to help service members who may not be able to afford mental health treatment. Founded in 2005, they work with troops and families affected by the post 9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. They can set up counseling for individuals, couples and families, or children. On top of those currently serving in the military and their families, they also work with those affected by natural disasters and those who have experienced gun violence (launching soon). In addition, they have a Military Spouse Mental Health Profession Network that combines the efforts of Give an Hour, the United Health Foundation, and the National Military Family Association to help military spouses who are entering the behavioral health profession. Due to frequent moves, it can be difficult for these spouses to complete the requirements necessary for a degree or license in the mental health field. They help by assigning mentors and supervisors that can assist with requirements. GET HELP They provide a detailed search tool to assist you in finding a provider in your area!