There is Hope… Stories of Resilience
The program for the evening will feature three courageous individuals who will share their personal stories of surviving and thriving following experiences of overwhelming trauma, mental illness and addiction. These grateful patients have refused to allow the stigma around their illnesses be a barrier to their ability to get the support and access to treatment that they need and deserve. Attendees will learn firsthand about the formidable challenges that these remarkable individuals have overcome and about the unique way each one has used their difficult experiences to shape a new pathway to a life of resilience and post-traumatic growth.
Our facilitator will be Dr. Kenneth Yeager, PhD, Director of Ohio State’s Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Program. He is the David E. Schuller, MD, Professor for Patient Compassion and serves as an Associate Professor, Clinical, in theCollege of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at The Ohio State University. He has published numerous books on crisis intervention, treatment for comorbid substance abuse and mental illness, and evidence-based practice, including the “Evidence-Based Practice Manual: Research and Outcome Measures in Health and Human Services.” He is also a treating clinician for the National Football League’s Program for Substances of Abuse.