Behavioral health practitioners:
“Give an Hour” to help our troops


We invite you -- as a behavioral health practitioner in the Aetna network -- to use your expertise to help the men and women who serve our country, as well as their families, loved ones, and communities. 

Give an Hour is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist practicing in Washington, D.C. It has grown into a national network of mental health

professionals who are providing free mental health services to the U.S. troops and their families affected by the military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.


An hour a week is all it takes 

We encourage you to join the more than 6,100 behavioral health clinical professionals who have registered to give an hour of their time each week to these veterans and their families. In addition to direct counseling, you will have the opportunity to assist with outreach and education. Give an Hour also welcomes volunteers in areas like development, public relations and marketing.

Hear more from Give an Hour's founder by watching the video below.