Give an Hour Mental Health Professionals Ready to Assist in Aftermath of Quantico Shootings

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Give an Hour™ (http://www.giveanhour.org), 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, has hundreds of providers in the Washington, D.C., Md., and Va. area. These mental health professionals stand ready to offer counseling and other mental health services to help the Quantico community in the aftermath of yesterday’s shooting.

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

What we do know is that this community will be hurting and we are ready to offer professional assistance to help them heal.

Give an Hour™ (http://www.giveanhour.org), 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, has hundreds of providers in the Washington, D.C., Md., and Va. area. These mental health professionals stand ready to offer counseling and other mental health services to help the Quantico community in the aftermath of yesterday’s shooting.

“It’s too soon to know what might have prompted this Marine to take the lives of two fellow Marines as well as his own. And we might never know,” says Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour.    “What we do know is that this community will be hurting and we are ready to offer professional assistance to help them heal,” adds Dr. Van Dahlen.

Mental health professionals interested in joining Give an Hour can complete an easy online form on Give an Hour's website. Those seeking help from Give an Hour can visit http://www.giveanhour.org and click on “visitors” to locate a provider in their area.

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 August 2012, Give an Hour has approximately 6,700 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 over 82,000 hours of service, valued at more than $8.2 million. To learn more, visit http://www.giveanhour.org or connected.giveanhour.org.

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