Culture Change

We are at a crossroads when it comes to how our society addresses mental health. We know that one in five of our citizens has a diagnosable mental health condition and that more Americans are expected to die this year by suicide than in car accidents. While many of us are comfortable acknowledging publicly our physical suffering, for which we almost always seek help, many more of us privately experience mental suffering, for which we almost never reach out.

A Week to Change Direction

A Week to Change Direction was a virtual, global event where we are asked everyone to flood social media by sharing how they took care of their emotional wellbeing by creating and maintaining Healthy Habits.  Individuals and organizations sharee what they did for themselves and for loved ones, coworkers, neighbors and communities to protect and encourage everyone’s emotional wellness during this worldwide pandemic.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic,  it was a virtual event, that was participated from the safety of individual homes.  It took place during one week of Mental Health Awareness Month, May 9th-15th

Mental Health Education Resources

In response to COVID-19, Give an Hour created a large number of free educational fact sheets about how to maintain emotional health during the pandemic. The series has been extensively downloaded in the U.S. and globally, and includes a wide range of topics such as maintaining your emotional wellbeing, supporting loved ones remotely, coping with grief and loss, racial injustice and civil unrest, tips from working from home and talking with kids about COVID-19.

International Translations

Poor mental health is a worldwide problem, and Give an Hour’s mental health literacy tools have generated international interest. Our resources such as the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering and the Healthy Habits of Emotional Wellbeing have translated into many other languages this year including Spanish, French, Georgian, Nepali, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Indonesian, Polish, Russian, Czech and Turkish.