Simi Valley, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most comprehensive directories of resources and information for active duty military, Veterans and their families, is proud to announce its continued media partnership with Give an Hour. Give an Hour is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and their families affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I have seen the tremendous need for the work done by Give an Hour," said Military Connection CEO Debbie Gregory. A 2013 recipient of Give an Hour's Commitment to Service Award, Ms. Gregory continued, "Dr. Barbara Van Dahlan and her team are tireless advocates for destigmatizing the mental health issues that plague our nation's heroes, allowing them to get the help they need, and ultimately, saving and rebuilding lives."
When men and women return home from war, often times they return not only with physical wounds, but with mental wounds as well. These difficulties can spill over into their personal lives, making their relationships with families and friends suffer. Give an Hour is there to help with mental health issues such as PTSD, anxiety and depression.
"We have well over 7,000 mental health professionals in every state and every territory," said Founder Barbara Van Dahlen. "So far, we've given over 100,000 hours of care."
As the mental health needs of the troops have become strikingly apparent, the services provided by Give an Hour are invaluable. Therefore, it's easy to understand why Dr. Van Dahlen was named to the 2012 TIME 100 of the most influential people in the world.
MilitaryConnection.com offers one of the most comprehensive directories of military and Veteran resources on the web, focusing on employment, education and more. Military Connection has been named a Top 100 Employment Web Site by the International Association of Employment Web Sites for five years in a row. The company takes great pride in using its significant reach to assist, provide resources and facilitate win/win partnerships with wonderful non-profits, associations and government agencies serving those who serve. MilitaryConnection.com features thousands of pages of resources and information. There is something for everyone including, but not limited to a Job Board and Virtual Job Fair, comprehensive Post 9/11 GI Bill education information with a directory of thousands of scholarships and a Veteran school directory, news, press releases, special events, pay charts, benefits, service directories, commissaries & exchanges, golf courses and more.
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. Currently, Give an Hour has over 7,000 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. To learn more, visit http://www.giveanhour.org.