Mason, OH – On Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Paul R. Crosby,MD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Director, Center for Attentional Disorders, will present ADHD Through the Age Spectrum. The presentation is open to the public and is offered at no charge. During this presentation, attendees will be educated on ADHD in childhood and adulthood, personal and societal effects of the disorder and treatment.

This presentation is the final in a series being offered as part of Lindner Center of HOPE’s five-year anniversary educational outreach. Lindner Center of HOPE has partnered with the City of Mason to offer a free special educational speakers series to members of the public. The series, “Evening with the Experts: Expert discussion of mental health, addictions and mental wellness with Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians” takes place the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Community Center. The series began August 14, 2013 and wraps up August 13, 2014.

Lindner Center of HOPE’s mission includes education about mental health issues, while the City of Mason’s mission includes facilitating wellness.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

shatterproofWHAT:

Shatterproof, a bold, new national organization committed to protecting our children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease, is staging one of their Shatterproof Challenge events in Cincinnati to draw attention to the national epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction.

80 plus individuals will rappel down the Westin Cincinnati to raise vital funds to prevent and treat addiction and raise awareness and breakdown stigma about the disease. Shatterproof Challenge participants will include some individuals who have been directly affected by addiction, their friends and families. Local companies are sponsoring young people in recovery to rappel.

ABOUT SHATTERPROOF
In 2012, Gary Mendell, a member of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, founded Shatterproof to educate, empower and equip families, educators, health care providers, legislators and others to proactively address addiction among children and young adults. Mendell and his team are building a national organization to bridge serious gaps in funding and resources for the disease of addiction. His son, Brian Mendell, lost his battle with addiction at the age of 25 in 2011.

For more information about the Shatterproof Challenge, including sponsors, please visit: https://secure.shatterproof.org/page/content/cincinnati-2014/

THE NATION’S LEADING HEALTH PROBLEM
Fifteen Americans die every hour to addiction. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 20 million Americans age 12 or older use illegal drugs each month.

WHEN: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 9am-5pm

WHERE: Westin Cincinnati, 21 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

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Lindner Center of HOPE Social Worker To Provide Presentation on Stress and the Family System
At Twelfth Evening with the Expert Talk


Mason, OH – On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Michael O’Hearn, MSW, LISW-S, Clinical Director, Lindner Center of HOPE Center for Stress Related Disorders will present Stress and the family system. The presentation is open to the public and is offered at no charge. During this presentation, attendees will be educated on the basics of family systems theory, on how stress impacts immune functioning, how stress affects family system functioning and how to cope for stress reduction.

This presentation is the twelfth in a series being offered as part of Lindner Center of HOPE’s five-year anniversary educational outreach. Lindner Center of HOPE has partnered with the City of Mason to offer a free special educational speakers series to members of the public. The series, “Evening with the Experts: Expert discussion of mental health, addictions and mental wellness with Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians” takes place the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Community Center. The series began August 14, 2013 and continues through August 13, 2014. Details about the schedule can be found at lindnercenterofhope.org/experts.

Lindner Center of HOPE’s mission includes education about mental health issues, while the City of Mason’s mission includes facilitating wellness.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

Contact:

Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
(513) 536 -0316
jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org

Mason, OH – On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Michael O’Hearn, MSW, LISW-S, Clinical Director, Lindner Center of HOPE Center for Stress Related Disorders will present Stress and the family system. The presentation is open to the public and is offered at no charge. During this presentation, attendees will be educated on the basics of family systems theory, on how stress impacts immune functioning, how stress affects family system functioning and how to cope for stress reduction.

This presentation is the twelfth in a series being offered as part of Lindner Center of HOPE’s five-year anniversary educational outreach. Lindner Center of HOPE has partnered with the City of Mason to offer a free special educational speakers series to members of the public. The series, “Evening with the Experts: Expert discussion of mental health, addictions and mental wellness with Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians” takes place the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Community Center. The series began August 14, 2013 and continues through August 13, 2014. Details about the schedule can be found at lindnercenterofhope.org/experts.

Lindner Center of HOPE’s mission includes education about mental health issues, while the City of Mason’s mission includes facilitating wellness.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

Contact:

Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
(513) 536 -0316
jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org

Courtney Molnar Kassar, MD, Lindner Center of HOPE Staff Psychiatrist, will present Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mental Illness and Now Have the Opportunity to Ask


Mason, OH – On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Courtney Molnar Kassar, MD, Lindner Center of HOPE Staff Psychiatrist, will present Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mental Illness and Now Have the Opportunity to Ask. The presentation is open to the public and is offered at no charge. During this presentation, attendees will have an open forum to ask question about mental health, including medications, levels of care, the probate process and more.

Mary Jo Pollock, MSN, CNS, Lindner Center of HOPE’s Advanced Practice Nurse, will present Understanding antidepressants: A look at side effects and side-effect management.


Mason, OH – On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Mary Jo Pollock, MSN, CNS, Lindner Center of HOPE’s Advanced Practice Nurse, will present Understanding antidepressants: A look at side effects and side-effect management. The presentation is open to the public and is offered at no charge. During this presentation, attendees will learn about the most common side effects for commonly prescribed psychiatric medications, how to recognize serious side effects, and they will learn about treatment interventions used to address emergent side-effects. There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Ribbon Cutting and Special Recognition of Sue and Bill Butler Were Highlights of Events


May 1st through May 3rd Lindner Center of HOPE hosted three open house events to celebrate the Mason mental health center’s expansion and the public launch of its $15 million comprehensive campaign, Advancing HOPE.

In August 2008, Lindner Center of HOPE opened to patients and families struggling with mental illness. Since opening, more than 23,000 patients have received mental health and addiction services. In its more than 5 years since opening, the Center’s Sibcy House, comprehensive diagnostic and intensive treatment program, has drawn hundreds of patients from all over the country and around the world, while serving many local and regional families.

Lindner Center of HOPE broke ground in August 2013 on a 15,816sf addition to the Mason facility, in order to allow Sibcy House to relocate into a new and enhanced therapeutic environment. The ultimate plan for the relocation of Sibcy House is to open up space within the current hospital building to add a new adolescent comprehensive diagnostic and intensive treatment program for patients ages 11 to 17. This adolescent program is scheduled to open May 12, 2014.

Both Sibcy House and the new adolescent program specialize in intensive assessment and treatment of patients with complex mental health and addiction issues during a short-term residential treatment stay. A multi-disciplinary team is assigned to each patient and works to provide diagnostic clarity and clinical skills development to help them achieve treatment success. With Sibcy’s success, the adolescent program has been a steady request coming from Lindner Center of HOPE constituencies.

The $15 million Advancing HOPE fundraising campaign co-chaired by Sharon Frisbie and Pam Sibcy, publicly kicked off on May 1, 2014. Members of Lindner Center of HOPE’s board of directors and campaign cabinet have raised $9.2 million dollars during a quiet phase, with the intention of supporting facility and program enhancement, strengthening the Center’s endowment to allow for the continued growth of the outstanding research taking place, as well as boost on-going funds for the Center. Another key goal of campaign efforts is to increase the number of people that know and support the Center, spreading the message about the amazing work that is taking place.

Open House Events May 1 through 3 offered opportunities to various constituencies to tour the new Sibcy House and learn more about the new adolescent comprehensive diagnostic and intensive treatment program.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 was the Grand Opening and Public Campaign Kick Off Celebration for Lindner Center of HOPE 125 VIPs, supporters, and local dignitaries. This event featured a ribbon cutting and recognition of Sue and Bill Butler.

Mrs. and Mr. Butler serve on the Advancing HOPE campaign cabinet and Mr. Butler is a member of the Center’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Butler, President and CEO of Corporex Companies, is experienced in building commercial buildings and residential buildings. He is dedicated to community service and early on, when planning began for new construction at Lindner Center of HOPE, Mr. Butler offered to take charge. Mr. Butler was recognized for giving his time and talent to assist with the design of the building and offering cost-saving ideas.

Friday, May 2, 2014 was a Collaborative Partners Open House for referrers and potential referrers to Lindner Center of HOPE. This event hosted more than 40 professionals who refer patients to mental health services. The evening included tours with informal presentations in different areas of the new Sibcy House.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 was a Public Open House for all interested community members. This event welcomed more than 50 members of the public, providing an opportunity to tour the new Sibcy House and learn more about Sibcy and the new adolescent diagnostic and intensive treatment program.

The new Sibcy House is open for admissions and the Adolescent Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment and Intensive Treatment Program will open May 12, 2014.

Photos taken by Easley Blessed Photography

An official ribbon cutting marked the opening of the new Sibcy House unit at Lindner Center of HOPE on May 1, 2014. Front, L-R: Bill Butler, Craig Lindner, Frances Lindner, Pam Sibcy, Dr. Susan McElroy, Anne Kereiakes, Sharon Frisbie, Back, L-R: Tad Lawrence, Dr. Rick Lofgren, Vince Rinaldi, Dr. Paul Keck, Jim Kingsbury, Tom Hiltz, Dr. Sandra Amoils, Mason Vice Mayor , Victor Kidd.

Frances and Craig Lindner, founders of Lindner Center of HOPE, offer opening remarks at the May 1, 2014 Grand Opening and Public Campaign Kick Off Celebration.

Bill Butler stands with an eagle statue he donated to the new Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE from his private collection.

Nancy Nyhart, Pam Sibcy, Bill Butler and John Ryan tour a patient wing within the new Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE.

Caroline Sutphin, John Barrett, and Linda Parlin enjoy the opening celebration of the new Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults (soon to be available for adolescents), intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

CONTACT:
Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
(513) 536 -0316
jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Mary Jo Pollock, MSN, CNS, Lindner Center of HOPE’s Advanced Practice Nurse, will present Understanding antidepressants: A look at side effects and side-effect management.


Mason, OH – On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Mary Jo Pollock, MSN, CNS, Lindner Center of HOPE’s Advanced Practice Nurse, will present Understanding antidepressants: A look at side effects and side-effect management. The presentation is open to the public and is offered at no charge. During this presentation, attendees will learn about the most common side effects for commonly prescribed psychiatric medications, how to recognize serious side effects, and they will learn about treatment interventions used to address emergent side-effects. There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Representatives from local faith communities are invited to participate in a conference and discussion about Faith and Eating Disorders: Building on Faith to Promote Healing to be held Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lindner Center of HOPE, 4075 Old Western Row Road, Mason, Ohio.


Mason, OH – March 17, 2014 – Representatives from local faith communities are invited to participate in a conference and discussion about Faith and Eating Disorders: Building on Faith to Promote Healing to be held Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lindner Center of HOPE, 4075 Old Western Row Road, Mason, Ohio.

Evening to feature a screening of Boys and Men Healing, a Big Voice Pictures Production, and Howard Fradkin, PhD, LICDC-CS, author of Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive

Mason, OH – March 21, 2014 – Lindner Center of HOPE at 4075 Old Western Row Road in Mason is hosting Dare to Dream: An Evening of Public Awareness about Male Sexual Victimization on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in its gymnasium/conference center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program and parking are free.