Help those who help us heal
Health care professionals have faced tremendous challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is taking a toll on their mental health and well-being. The Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) program in the Ohio State Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health provides peer support, crisis support interventions and social-emotional forums and has delivered more than 8,500 hours of outpatient care to trauma survivors.
Since the onset of this global pandemic, participation in STAR programs has doubled. STAR has expanded its outreach, with the launch of virtual support groups, resilience webinars, a STAR help line and daily coping tips for trauma survivors and health care workers.
“I was scared I would take this [COVID-19] home to my family; I was staying in a hotel calling my wife and kids after work. I didn’t want to sit alone in the hotel. I called the STAR Line... We talked about being alone... Three days later, he called to ask how I was doing. I love the person-to-person connection, the honesty and the support.” — Nurse participant in the STAR Program
Your generous support of STAR will show our health care workers that you believe in them, by helping provide the support they need now and in the future.
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