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The Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE) has established itself as one of the leading research sites for clinical trials on suicide treatment, prevention and intervention. Our nationally recognized treatment programs and workshops conducts research, education, outreach and advocacy for improving the lives of military personnel, veterans, first responders and their families.

 

R&R

State-of-the-art psychological treatment for military personnel, veterans and family members struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicidal thoughts.

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CRPWorkshops

CRP Workshops

In-depth training for licensed mental health professionals who work with service members and veterans to use the crisis response plan, a scientifically supported method for suicide prevention among military personnel.

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STRIVE Results

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Participant Stories

Kim

Retired servicewoman, Kim discusses her struggles PTSD and suicidal thoughts, and the psychological treatment she received as part of the STRIVE R&R program.

Justin

Retired serviceman, Justin struggled with PTSD after handling the remains of his fallen comrades. As part of STRIVE R&R program he received treatment to support a lasting recovery.

“I was able to set aside my fear, looking over my shoulder, expecting the worst out of humanity. I’ve been given back my ability to smile, to laugh and, most of all, to engage with my family.” Air Force PJ
“Over 40 years with PTSD; who am I if I don’t have PTSD? I am now a man who believes in hope and idealism and wants to become a better person, finding happiness and inner peace.” Jim
“I am so happy to see him find a new vision of himself.” Melanie Jim’s wife

Meet the Team

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AnnaBelle O. Bryan, MS

  • Director, Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE) & Clinical Research Manager
    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
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Justin C. Baker, PhD

  • Clinical Director, Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE) & Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

STRIVE Partners

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