Give an Hour Announces First Global Week-Long Effort Dedicated to Changing Culture of Mental Health

By May 29, 2019 August 6th, 2019 Announcements/Press Releases, News, Past Events

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The initiative, dubbed ‘A Week to Change Direction,’ will bring together individuals and organizations from around the world for a week of action, advocacy and culture change. Give an Hour also announced that its broader Change Direction Campaign has officially reached 700 partners.

​​​​Give an Hour, a national non-profit organization that has been providing free mental health services and working to change the culture of mental health since 2005, announced a first-of-its-kind global effort, taking place June 9 to June 15, called A Week to Change Direction. This global public education initiative will be a dedicated week of action, advocacy and culture change around mental health. Participants will be encouraged to educate their communities on the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering, which are personality change, agitation, withdrawal, poor self-care, and hopelessness, and to take action in their communities to remove the barriers that prevent those in need from seeking and receiving care.

Read the full press release.