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    The Campaign to Change Direction

    This national mental health campaign is comprised of a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to “change the story” in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness.

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    Give an Hour's Got Your 6 Educational Training Ground

    Give an Hour has made a commitment to help train the next generation of mental health providers. If this is you, click below to learn about:
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    Give an Hour and the Army National Guard Collaboration

    Give an Hour's Army National Guard Program will increase awareness of Give an Hour services and work with local communities to create a comprehensive system of care for ARNG families.

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    Learn More About the Got Your 6 Initiative

    A campaign led by the entertainment industry that will create a new conversation in America, one where veterans and military families are perceived as both leaders and civic assets.

    Jobs | Education | Health | Housing | Family | Leadership

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    Give an Hour and Wounded Warrior Project

    Give an Hour and Wounded Warrior Project has partnered to offer Clinical and Cultural Training for Community Mental Health Providers: Treating Veterans and Family Members.

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Give an Hour has developed a list of resources centered around military sexual assault. This comprehensive list includes resources for victims and mental health professionals working with clients who have experienced trauma. Visit


It Takes All Kinds of Partners to Make our Efforts Successful


PartnerLogoLHI.pngLHI is an organization of nearly 1,000 people dedicated to helping our clients achieve their missions. We do this by partnering with them to help meet occupational health requirements so their empoyees are always ready for mission critical.

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PartnerLogoWoundedWarriorsNew.pngThe mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members and to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other.

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    Global Giving Matching Donation Day!

    5/13/2015 9:00 AM - 11:55 PM

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    Wins for Warriors Detroit 9K

    5/25/2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Detroit MI
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    Operation T.A.L.K.

    5/30/2015 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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    Center for Deployment Psychology Training

    Starts 6/15/2015 at 9:45 AM

    Ends 6/19/2015 at 9:45 AM

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    Second in a Series GAH Training Webinar

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