Mental Health Literacy

Prevention and early identification of emotional suffering are essential to good mental health. Give an Hour has developed its Emotional Life Skills (ELS) psychoeducational training for community and corporate groups nationwide. ELS delivers the skills and tools that will empower community members to better care for themselves and those they love.

Emotional Life Skills Training

Give an Hour developed and deployed its psychoeducation training series on emotional life skills, based on the Five Signs and Healthy Habits models. We partnered with international, state, and local organizations and foundations to deliver the training series, which teaches participants how to recognize emotional suffering and how to maintain emotional wellness. Partners included Facebook, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, and communities throughout Southern California that have been affected by wildfires and the Covid 19 pandemic.

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.

 

Public Service Announcements

One in five people in the United States has a diagnosable mental health condition.

You can help change the culture of mental health by sharing our PSAs with your friends, family, and throughout your community.  Our PSAs focus on reaching all people to share the importance of caring for your mental health by learning the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering and the Healthy Habits of Emotional Wellbeing.