Extensive delays from the onset of symptoms to appropriate help can make mild symptoms worse and recovery more difficult. Give an Hour addresses gaps in mental health services by providing person-centered, barrier-free access to safe, effective, and evidence-based mental health care that can be defined and measured. Care is available for service members, veterans and loved ones effected by time in service.
Suicide prevention often focuses on identification and acute help. Suicide prevention can also occur before the onset of urgent risk. By empowering organizations to address and reduce risk factors, enhance protective processes, we reduce suffering before feelings become unbearable. Postvention describes community response after a suicide death; facilitating healthy grieving and healing for individuals and communities. Give an Hour addresses postvention with group, peer and individual support and counseling.
Resiliency and Education
Empowering recovery from difficult experiences and setbacks, to adapt, move forward, and experience growth. A series of psychoeducational trainings and workshops deliver skills and tools to better care for themselves and those they love. Training is delivered in a live, interactive setting (virtually or in-person) and informed by evidence and current best practices, and designed using adult learning theory.
“We have taken advantage of the Give an Hour opportunity and we are turning over a new leaf as a family! I love my husband again and find renewed joy and greater patience as he works through his disabilities. Thank You!”
Trauma Informed Peer Support (TIPS)
Give an Hour’s peer support program is an evidence-informed and customizable training program designed specifically for those affected by trauma. Peer support is the process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term resilience and recovery. Supporters offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, and communities of support. GAH-trained peer supporters offer their unique lived experience to provide support focused on advocacy, education, mentoring, and motivation. Peer support is not therapy. While peer supporters have been trained and are being supported by a team of mental health professionals, peer supporters are not licensed, mental health clinicians.