Committed to evidence-based, trauma-informed therapy and education


At some point in their lives, most Americans will be exposed to some form of psychological trauma. Whether it’s from violence or abuse or a profound loss, trauma can adversely affect a survivor’s outlook on life and their ability to interact with the world.

We are a dedicated team whose sole purpose is the identification, education and treatment of those who have survived trauma and the people who support them.

If you are a survivor, it’s not your fault. We can help you heal.

The Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Program at the Ohio State Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health offers programs and services in three basic areas.



What is trauma?


Trauma is an event, series of events or a set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening. It has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and on their mental, physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being.


Share your story and affirm your life


Some survivors find that sharing about their recovery can be a powerful step in their healing process as well as an impactful way to give back to the community by sharing courage and hope with others. We are currently forming a Survivor Speakers Bureau for individuals interested in advocacy and public speaking about their healing journey. Participants will receive training and support to practice story-building and public speaking skills. If you’re interested in participating, please call 614-293-7827 (STAR) or email STARTraumaRecoveryCenter@osumc.edu, and mention the Speakers Bureau.

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