Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D., named to TIME’s 2012 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, is the president and founder of Give an Hour. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been practicing in the Washington, D.C., area for over 20 years. Give an Hour has created a national network of mental health professionals who provide free services to U.S. troops, veterans, their loved ones, and their communities.
Give an Hour also leads the Campaign to Change Direction, a global initiative focused on changing the culture of mental health, which launched in March 2015 with former First Lady Michelle Obama as its keynote speaker.
Dr. Van Dahlen has received numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation and has become a notable source and expert on the psychological impact of war and a thought leader in mobilizing civilian constituencies to create large system change.
Dr. Van Dahlen contributes to the TIME and has been interviewed by major media outlets including, the AP, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Good Morning America, and several military media outlets, to name a few. Visit www.giveanhour.org & www.campaigntochangedirection.org
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