Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for VEterans
The Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for VEterans (STRIVE) project is a three-year treatment and training effort coordinated by the University of Utah’s National Center for Veterans Studies in partnership with the American Association of Suicidology and CBS Community Partnerships. STRIVE is made possible by a generous gift to the National Center for Veterans Studies from the Boeing Company.
The National Center for Veterans Studies is moving to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in July 2020! The STRIVE project will continue in January 2021 from our new home at OSU as part of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health's Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Program.
STRIVE has two primary aims:
To provide state-of-the-art psychological treatment to military personnel, veterans, and family members struggling with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicidal thoughts.
To provide in-depth training to 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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"Don't be afraid to get better. Hope can always return if you want it enough."
"This program has help build back my confidence, helping me look in on my situation from different angles that I never even think of."
"It's challenging at times, but a great experience with a lot of opportunities."
"Come prepared to be open about everything. It's safe."
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