Save the date for the 10th Annual Faces of Resilience
Join us April 24, 2019 at Mershon Auditorium with special guests Darrell Hammond and Michelle Esrick 

Darrell Hammond has teamed up with director Michelle Esrick to share his personal experience with childhood trauma. The impact of trauma and the resilience we all have to survive it is revealed in Esrick’s new film, CRACKED UP

In Cracked Up we witness the impact adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist and Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond. Behind the scenes, Darrell suffered from debilitating flashbacks, self-injury and addiction until he came to understand the role that early trauma played in his development. Cracked Up creates an inspiring balance between comedy and tragedy, helping us to understand the effects of childhood trauma in a new light, breaking down the barriers of stigma and replacing shame with compassion and hope.

Faces of Resilience sponsors are invited to join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at a private backstage reception. A showing of the documentary will conclude after the reception and be followed by a Q&A session with our celebrity guests. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ashley Papenbrock at or 614-366-2293.

General admission tickets can be purchased for $10 at Ticketholders will be granted admission to view the documentary, participate in a Q&A session with Darrell and Michelle and enjoy a dessert reception. The event will be held at Mershon Auditorium (1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the documentary begins at 6:30 p.m.

Faces of Resilience benefits The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and the STAR Program. 

Premier STAR Sponsors horiz


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Nancy and Tad Jeffrey Family

George J. Kontogiannis

Stellar STAR Sponsors

The Burgdoerfer Family

Barbara Rayden

Barbara and Al Siemer – The Siemer Family Foundation

Lee Shackelford, MD



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