We believe in treating the whole patient, providing care plans that address the interconnectivity of mental and physical health. This approach gives every individual the support and respect they deserve with the proven, comprehensive treatments needed for optimal health. At the same time, we strive to challenge, engage and support our clinicians, researchers and staff so that their professional growth can fuel even more progress.

In order to accomplish this, our department takes a deliberate approach to three key areas: education, research and clinical care.

Welcome from the chair

Welcome to The Ohio State University’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health. We strive for academic pre-eminence and best-in-class comprehensive mental health care, and we are transforming our department toward greater research impact to complement our outstanding clinical services. We are dedicated to excellence — always and in all ways.

K. Luan Phan, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Chief of Psychiatry Services for Health System
Jeffrey Schottenstein Endowed Chair of Psychiatry and Resilience

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Over 100 Years of Innovation

Since 1916, when George Harding II, MD, first opened the Indianola Rest Home on 18th Avenue in Columbus with six patients, Ohio State has been committed to creating a national model for mental health treatment and care for patients with behavioral and neurological illnesses. Today, Harding Hospital is one of seven hospitals within the medical center. We honored our history in 2016 with a special century celebration. See key events from our past.


Faculty in the Media

Our behavioral health experts often get the opportunity to share their insights with state, national and international news outlets.

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Voices of Resilience Podcasts

Influential voices and top thought leaders share personal stories of navigating stress, trauma and adversity.

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Becker's Healthcare: Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Psychiatric Programs

Ohio State Makes Becker’s List of Best Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Programs

Becker’s has named Ohio State in its list of 36 hospitals and health systems with great psychiatry and mental health programs. These hospitals and health systems are recognized for providing expert services that support patients’ psychiatric, emotional and behavioral needs via specialized care plans.