Mental Illness

Trauma and Mental Health

Jennifer L. Farley, PsyD Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist When horrible things happen, things that we didn’t want or expect, they can have a significant – and sometimes devastating – effect on our lives. This is especially the case when the horrible event was perceived as a risk to our life or the life […]

Cincinnati — A National Hub for Mental Healthcare

Services, resources and research unmatched in Midwest Mental illness is a condition that affects one in five Americans[i]. While more celebrities are revealing their own struggles, and research has led to new understanding and treatments, mental illness remains shrouded in stigma. Many barriers prevent access to treatment as well, including cost. Communities across the country […]

Recovery Supporters Can Also Experience a Rough Road, But The Journey Is Still Worthwhile

  Peter White, M.A., LPCC, Lindner Center of HOPE, Addictions Counselor Many loved ones of people with substance use disorders are often discouraged by the severity and duration of distress initiated and endured by their loved ones. In a related manner, many professionals working with people with substance use disorders become disillusioned and discouraged by […]

Talking To Your Patients About Medication Side Effects-Practical Advice From A Prescriber

Angela Couch, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Lindner Center of HOPE University of Cincinnati College of Medicine   Suspected side effects are one of the most frequent barriers to medication compliance.Therapists are likely meeting with the patient more frequently than the prescriber, and in some cases, may have better rapport with that patient. Sometimes the […]

Getting Past Your Past

Chris Tuell Ed.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Clinical Director of Addiction Services Lindner Center of HOPE Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience University of Cincinnati College of Medicine In 1987, Francine Shapiro went for a walk. While on her walk, Francine was contemplating some very upsetting personal events that were occurring in her life at […]

Psychological Assessments across Different Settings

By Jennifer Farley, PsyD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist There are a number of reasons someone may undergo a psychological evaluation. The type of testing that is done depends on the individual’s functioning and the setting in which testing may be pursued. In childhood, early observations of potential problems may come from teachers. Teachers […]

Bullying / Cyberbullying : Shapes, Forms And How To Address

By Marcy Marklay, LPCC, Adolescent Therapist, Lindner Center of HOPE Technology has changed the way people bully each other. Cyberbullying via text messages and use of social media, as well as the more traditional forms of bullying,can occur in childhood, adolescence and into adulthood, even in college and in the workplace. Bullying is far from […]

Complementary and Integrative Methods for Mood Disorders

Amanda Porter, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Lindner Center of HOPE Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry/Mental Health, and Addictions   The question of “What causes mental health disorders?” is the eternal question on the field of psychiatry. The most widely accepted theory as to the cause of depression thus far has been the neurotransmitter […]