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The Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE) is the only research institute in the U.S. that explicitly focuses on developing, refining, and treating in the areas of suicide, trauma, and gun related violence risk reduction.

STRIVE moved its globally recognized programs and operations to The Ohio State University in 2020 and continues to conduct research, education, outreach, and advocacy for improving the lives of veterans, military service members everywhere.

As of 2022 recent generous donations from the Ohio community and grants, STRIVE has been able to expand its outstanding clinical research and operations to include care to first responders and civilians who suffer from suicidal thoughts and post-traumatic stress in addition to our continued service to our veterans and military service members, at no cost to the individual. We've got your 6.

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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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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

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