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

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.

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.

What is stress?

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from demanding circumstances.

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.

*Note: All trauma is stressful, but not all stress is necessarily traumatic.

What is resilience?

Resilience means having the necessary skills and resources that allow you to recover, adapt, bounce back, and/or thrive. Resilience is not a static condition. Rather, it requires different strategies and supports for different circumstances.