*including homeopaths (see description here) and yoga instructors.
While the standard within the mental health community is to meet with the client in the practitioner’s office, we recognize that this may not be feasible for some of you. If a circumstance arises where you are unable to meet with a provider in person, we encourage the use of telephone support. Please also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in counseling by videoconferencing or videochatting. We understand that a provider will need to rely on his or her professional judgment to determine when an alternate method of contact will sufficiently meet your needs. If you are unable to locate a provider in your area and do not feel comfortable with phone support, please contact us and we will attempt to locate a local provider for you.
Give an Hour is a nonprofit organization providing free mental health care to U.S. military personnel and their loved ones affected by post-9/11 service. We want to help you heal. If you are seeking help, we offer a range of mental health services to address a variety of needs. On our secondary website, connected.giveanhour.org, we provide a listing of additional resources covering eight topic areas.
Our definition of “family” is very broad and includes but is not limited to the following:
- extended family members
- unmarried partners
We are offering our services to anyone who is or has been affected directly or indirectly (through a relationship with someone in the military) by the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you are unsure if someone you love qualifies, please contact us at email@example.com.
Our providers can help in the following areas:
- Individual Services
- Marital Services
- Family Services
- Group Counseling
- Child and Adolescent Services
- Parent Guidance
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
- Pastoral Counseling
- Grief and Loss
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Anger Management
- Sexual Abuse
Our Expectations of Our Providers
Our providers are licensed mental health professionals who have agreed to provide services in their areas of expertise. They generously agree to provide one hour per week of mental health support at no charge. Our providers agree to participate in the Give an Hour network for a minimum of one year. Our providers are aware that Give an Hour is a nonpolitical organization whose mission is to assist military personnel and their families as they cope with the effects of their time in the service. Our providers agree to conduct their practice using the highest ethical standards and to respect and honor the dignity and individuality of those who seek their assistance.
Give an Hour specifically disclaims all warranties and liabilities regarding its providers. Give an Hour does not prescreen mental health professionals who join our network. We do verify that they are licensed and in good standing in their stated profession. We expect you to take all precautions to ensure that your relationship with a provider is safe and successful.
Our Offer to Assist You in Giving Back
A core belief of our organization is that individuals who receive help benefit from the opportunity to give back once their needs have been addressed. If at some point you would like this opportunity, we would be happy to connect you to organizations in your area that are in need of volunteers. Feel free to contact us if you would like to donate time in your community. Give an Hour believes that everyone has something valuable to give and that our society will benefit if we harness the resources inherent in each of us
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