Program Overview

The Campaign to Change Direction® is a coalition of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to change the culture about mental health, mental illness, and wellness. The Campaign encourages everyone to pay attention to their emotional well-being – and it reminds us that our emotional well-being is just as important as our physical well-being.This collective impact effort is led by Give an Hour and was launched in March 2015.

We must change our culture if we are to succeed in saving lives and ending suffering. We must come to accept that mental health and mental illness are elements of the human condition – just as physical health is.

– Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder and President of Give an Hour

Want to be a part of the change? Together we can #ChangeMentalHealth.

Join Give an Hour to Change Direction. Become a part of the Campaign to Change Direction effort by donating your time as a licensed provider, alternative provider, or as an organizational volunteer. Give Help and Hope Today!

Questions? Email the Campaign to Change Direction at