Changing the World By Providing Mental Health Services to Our Veterans is thrilled to share this news regarding a great American and our friend, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen. Barbara is the CEO and Founder of This is a network of 5000 mental health professionals that provide free and private consulting to military, veterans, their family and friends.

What do Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Dara Torres, Melinda Gates, Billie Jean King and Barbara Van Dahlen have in common? They are among 50 ‘women who are changing the world’ as profiled in Woman’s Day Magazine. Congratulations to Give an Hour’s founder and president, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen on this tremendous honor.

Debbie Gregory, CEO

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Washington, DC, psychologist Barbara Van Dahlen founded nonprofit organization Give an Hour in September 2005 to meet the mental health needs of soldiers and families affected by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Under the belief that “the wounds of war are not always easy to see,” the organization asks health professionals to donate one hour weekly of free services to military personnel and their families combating post-traumatic stress or depression, and addressing the needs of U.S. soldiers.