Topics Congratulates Give an Hour as it Surpasses 200,000 Hours of Complimentary Mental Health Care to Those Who Serve and Their Families

09:00 EDT 19 Oct 2016 | PR Web

National non-profit Give an Hour passes the 200,000 hours mark of no-cost care services, valued at more than $20 million.

Simi Valley, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2016

Debbie Gregory, CEO of, extends her congratulations to Give an Hour for hitting the milestone mark of more than 200,000 hours of free mental health care provided through its network of nearly 7,000 volunteer mental health professionals.

Ms. Gregory, who serves on Give an Hour’s Advisory Board, is a staunch supporter of providing benefits for those who serve, past and present.

“When men and women don our nation’s uniform to protect us and our way of life, the very least they deserve is a promising future, which includes healthcare for their emotional well-being,” said Ms. Gregory. “Taking care of those who serve and their families is one way that we can convey our pride and appreciation for their service and the sacrifices.”

Give an Hour’s Founder and President Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen said, "We are proud to serve those who serve and their families -- and grateful for the dedication and generosity of our network of mental health professionals." She added, "Mental health is not a military or veteran issue, but those who serve -- and their families -- experience circumstances that place them at greater risk for mental health challenges."

In addition to providing direct care and support to service members, veterans, and their families, Give an Hour serves as the backbone organization behind the Campaign to Change Direction, a collective impact effort to change the culture of mental health in America.

Ms. Gregory, a 2013 recipient of Give an Hour’s Celebration of Service, said, “The role Give an Hour plays in providing these much-needed mental health services is invaluable, and I know that in addition to saving lives, this great non-profit will continue to achieve additional milestones in the future.”

About Give an Hour

Give an Hour, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) providing free mental health services to military members, veterans, and their families, was founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. Give an Hour has been instrumental in the development of the community-based approach to addressing the challenges that face our nation's military community, having created a successful model for harnessing skill-based volunteers eager to offer their services. Thus far, the network of nearly 7,000 licensed mental health professionals has provided more than 200,000 hours of care and support to those in need. To learn more, visit or

About 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. It is that focus on employment that garnered one of the prestigious Weddle’s Users Choice Awards for 2015. Military Connection 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 and exchanges, golf courses and more. Military Connection has the honor of working with incredible non-profits, such as Give An Hour, to improve the quality of life for those who serve. When the next tour is back home, it’s on Military Connection, the Go To Site.

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