WASHINGTON, May 4, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Give an Hour, a national nonprofit that provides free mental health services to veterans, service members and their families, has extended its free services to frontline hospital workers who are suffering stress and trauma in the battle against COVID-19. Today Give an Hour opened its network of volunteer mental health professions to these heroic workers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. This life-saving support is made possible by a $220,000 contribution from Aetna, a CVS Health company.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans are experiencing trauma, depression, grief, and anxiety. We know from prior disasters that existing mental health disorders may worsen and that many more people will suffer.
Give an Hour’s no cost mental health services will be available to all hospital-based essential employees in the three-state area, including both clinical personnel offering direct care to patients, as well as non-clinical, non-direct care hospital employees. The employee’s loved ones qualify as well.