COLUMBUS – The Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Program at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center will hold its 12th Annual Faces of Resilience fundraising event on Wednesday at 5:30 pm at The Fives, 550 W. Goodale St., Columbus. hold off.
At the event, a small group of people will meet in person, along with a virtual livestream for others to watch, while Ohio State University President Kristina A. Johnson presents the STAR Award 2021 for outstanding contributions to trauma and resilience . to Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine. Governor DeWine will deliver a short speech to share his vision of a “resilient Ohio”.
During his tenure as Ohio attorney general, the DeWine office made funds available to the STAR program to provide ongoing support and mental health treatment to crime victims. As governor, DeWine signed an executive order creating the RecoveryOhio Initiative to ensure that state agencies act aggressively to tackle drug use disorders and invest in the health and wellbeing of Ohio citizens.
For Ohio’s youngest residents, Governor DeWine appointed a director of children’s initiatives and raised $ 675 million to provide resources to support student wellbeing and success in schools. First Lady DeWine plays a central role in the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, which provides a free monthly book to children for the first five years of their lives.
In addition, Anne Jeffrey Wright and Sally Jeffrey O’Neil will present an award in honor of their late mother who was a strong advocate of mental health services. The Nancy Jeffrey Award 2021 for outstanding contributions to mental health and addiction will be presented to Tim Robinson, CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In nearly 25 years with Nationwide Children’s,
Robinson helped transform the hospital from a major regional children’s health system into a pre-eminent academic medical center.
During the event, Dr. K. Luan Phan, chairman of the Ohio State Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, announce the creation of a comprehensive center for psychiatry and resilience at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.
“With this new center, we are bringing the best of minds together to solve the toughest mental health problem facing today’s mental health problems: the problems of ‘desperate deaths’ from addiction and suicide,” said Phan. “Our center will focus on prevention and early intervention in the treatment of the diseases that lead to these tragic deaths. We will also be doing nationwide research, never before imagined, to better understand the causes of these disorders, to develop new strategies to help patients and families. “
The STAR program, an initiative of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State Behavioral Health, and the Ohio State Neurological Institute, raises funds for mental health services in the state of Ohio.
Media representatives are asked to contact [email protected] to make arrangements for this event.
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Media contact: Eileen Scahill, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations, [email protected]