Trillium values the service our military veterans have given to our nation and our communities. We know the sacrifice of their service often comes home with them in the form of physical, psychological and emotional challenges. Statistics show:
- Only 43 percent of troops reported ever being evaluated by a physician for their head injuries
- Returning combat veterans suffering from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress (PTS) are not routinely seeking the mental health treatment they need
- Only 53 percent of service members with PTS or depression sought help over the past year.
The national program, Give an Hour is designed to offer free mental health and counseling support to Post 9/11 military veterans and their families through volunteer clinical time.
The program has been endorsed by many of the major professional associations, including:
- American Association of Pastoral Counselors
- American Group Psychotherapy Association
- American Mental Health Counselors Association
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Psychiatric Nurses Association
- American Psychological Association
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America
- Mental Health America
- North American Association of Christians in Social Work
- Therapeutic Communities of America, among others.
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- National Association of Social Workers
To learn more about the national program, visit the Give an Hour web site.