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Prioritizing Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

in support of Afghan evacuation and resettlement

Give an Hour impacts private, non-profit, government, and all-volunteer organizations focused on helping Afghans evacuate and resettle safely, swiftly, and within the bounds of the law. Through these partnerships, Give an Hour addresses the extreme mental health challenges of Allies serving Afghan resettlers, including the many vocalized challenges with processing evacuation, suicide ideation, depression, anxiety, survivor’s guilt, trauma, substance abuse, and engagement in high-risk maneuvers for both Afghans and US individuals supporting evacuation.  

Why this matters

The past 20 years of US involvement in conflict/war in Afghanistan and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan have created unaddressed trauma and stress for military veterans, civilian supporters and Afghan resettlers. The U.S. employed thousands of Afghan citizens as interpreters, translators, cultural advisors, drivers, and more. Individuals who linked arms with American military and bravely fought for change. Former military members, loved ones and civilians are protecting Afghan citizens by helping coordinate their safe departure from Afghanistan and help them resettle in foreign lands – including the U.S.

coalition partners
working together to provide resiliency to those in need
offering peer to peer support to professionals helping Afghan Allies
support groups
prioritizing mental health and well-being for those helping Afghan resettlers and refugees

How We Help


Mental Health Intervention and Navigation Training

Give an Hour hosts training focused on individual resiliency and peer techniques for addressing non-emergent mental health needs of their fellow coalition members.

Peer Support Groups

Give an Hour offers topic-based support groups for Allies that address feelings of grief, loss, burnout and more.

Resilience Duty Officer Project

Staffed by volunteer mental health professionals, this on demand resource assists Allies with navigating vicarious trauma, moral injury, compassion fatigue, and burnout. Support includes mentorship and guidance on finding clinical therapy.

Psychoeducation Workshops and Resources

Give an Hour offers brief mental health focused resources that are easily distributable for Afghan Allies facing challenges within their work as well as Afghan individuals who have been displaced.

Mental Health Professional Training

Give an Hour trains mental health professionals to understand the complexity of behavioral health as it relates to the Afghan/Asian cultures and how this relates to military and loved ones. View Training.

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Five Signs of Emotional Suffering

Healthy Habits of Emotional Wellbeing