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Give an Hour Announces an Online Global Conversation to Change Mental Health on World Mental Health Day

By October 7, 2019February 1st, 2022Events, Press Releases

The initiative – the “Change Direction Jam” – will bring together individuals and organizations from around the world beginning on October 10-October 11.


​​​​Give an Hour®, a national nonprofit that provides free mental health services, is spearheading an online initiative called the Change Direction Jam, using IBM’s Innovation Jam™ collaborative social platform.


The Jam will bring together thought leaders, advocates, policymakers and those with lived experience to share ideas, successes and challenges as we work to change the culture of mental health.


VIPs include Talinda Bennington, Founding Partner 320 Changes Direction; DJ Nash, Creator and Executive Producer of ABC’s A Million Little Things; actresses Stephanie Szostak and Christina Moses from A Million Little Things; Bruce Cohen, Award-Winning Producer; Anna Shinoda, author; Barbara Cole, fine arts photographer; Luke Trembath, co-founder of Find Your Grind, and Ranger and Medal of Honor Recipient, MSG (R), Leroy Petry.