Lina Hidalgo shares her decision to seek treatment for depression with the media to reduce stigma and help others start to access care.



Listen to this Asking for a Friend Podcast to learn more about healthy self-care and managing distress.

Here is a direct link to the podcast.  Again, it will be live at midnight tonight.



At the May 24th Reds game, Reds Country Cares focused on Mental Health Awareness. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, the Reds invited guests from local organizations to the ballpark to participate in a pregame ceremony in appreciation of their work to help our community with resources and support for those in need.

Francisco Romo-Nava, MD, PhD, Associate Chief Research Officer of Lindner Center of HOPE was the Honorary Captain at the May 24th Reds game.


Reds Article on Mental Health:

Congratulations! The readers of Mason + Deerfield Lifestyle have nominated Lindner Center of HOPE for the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Center is a finalist in the BEST MEDICAL SPECIALIST Category.

Previous years we were a winner!

Please vote yourselves and encourage your friends, family, and patients to vote for Lindner Center of HOPE. They had over 4300 voters last year, and most categories took at least 500 votes to win and some came within 10 votes—EVERY VOTE COUNTS!   Voting will end at 12pm on November 12th at

  • Please note there is only one vote allowed per email address.
  • Please note that winners are determined 100% by the top vote-getter. We had over 4300 voters last year, and most categories took at least 500 votes to win and some came within 10 votes—EVERY VOTE COUNTS! So, be sure to post and share on your social media, websites, email lists, etc.

When Are the Winners Announced?

  • All winners will get an award and window cling.
  • All winners will be listed in the February  issue.

Thanks for voting!






Nominations for Cincy Magazine’s “Cincy Best Docs 2022” edition is underway now through Sunday, Oct. 23.


  • Nominations are open to the public—and anyone can submit a nomination once per day, through 9 p.m. on Oct. 23.
  • In November, the publisher will recognize the top three nominees in each category as finalists.
  • Finalists will move on to the final stages of voting, where anyone can vote for category winners up to once each week.
  • Winners from each category will receive a “Cincy Best Doc 2022” award. All winners and finalists will be recognized in the winter issue of Cincy Magazine.

Lindner Center of HOPE is exceptionally proud of our medical staff’s commitment to delivering our mission with empathy and excellence. We encourage you to take this opportunity to recognize your favorite physicians by nominating them for “Cincy Best Docs 2022” by Oct. 23.

  • Nominations and votes are confidential. This is associated only with Cincy Magazine’s “Best Docs.” It is not associated with Cincinnati Magazine’s summertime “Top Doctors” voting.

For your reference, a complete list of Lindner Center of HOPE providers, can be found online at

Thank you for supporting Lindner Center of HOPE’s clinical staff.


Lindner Center of HOPE is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a Readers’ Choice 2021 Winner in both Mason + Deerfield Lifestyle and West Chester + Liberty Lifestyle.

The Center is pleased to serve the communities represented in both of these publications.

Lindner Center of HOPE is offering three upcoming opportunities to become more informed and engaged in increasing awareness of eating disorders. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week) is February 21-27, 2022.

February 8 – Free Webcast Discussing Eating Disorders versus Disordered Eating

Lindner Center of HOPE is offering four free webcasts in 2022. The webcasts are part of our Exploring Mental Health Series and offer 1 CEU to participants interested in credits.

The first webcast will be February 8, 2022, 5:30-6:30pm EST, presented by Allison Mecca, PsyD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist, on Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating: What’s the Difference?

Register at:

February 22 (and all of February) – Sonder Brewing Benefit for Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program

Givin’ on a Prayer is a program to benefit charitable causes established by Sonder Brewing.

Sonder Brewing in Mason for the month of February, 10% of all Sequel Cherry Seltzer

Draft sales will benefit Lindner Center of HOPE’s Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program.

Tuesday, February 22nd Lindner Center of HOPE will receive 20% of Sequel Cherry Seltzer draft sales.

Funds raised through the sales and donations being collected at Sonder will help the program:

  • Purchase equipment and technology to monitor patient’s nutritional intake/weight through use of telehealth services
  • Expand our eating disorder program library
  • Fund ongoing staff training
  • Fund patient scholarships

February 24 – Free Virtual Documentary Viewing and Discussion

The Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program at Lindner Center of HOPE is hosting a FREE virtual viewing of the documentary Behind the Before and After: Intuitive Eating and Body Image in honor of Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

A discussion facilitated by Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians will follow to deconstruct the pressure to diet and discuss how to pursue more attainable physical and psychological health.

This event will be run virtually through Zoom (details sent with RSVP email confirmation).

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 6:00PM EST.


The Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program at Lindner Center of HOPE offers a disciplined approach to eating disorder treatment that combines psychiatric management, psychotherapy, nutritional services, and family engagement throughout the entire process. Board certified clinicians offer the wisdom, compassion and proven treatment modalities to successfully treat complex illnesses such as eating disorders, returning patients, and their loved ones, to more fulfilling lives.

Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing 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 services for all ages and short-term residential services 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.



Paul CrosbyEffective July 1, 2021, Paul R. Crosby, MD, MBA has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Frances and Craig Lindner Center of HOPE, the comprehensive mental health center of excellence in Mason, Ohio, which opened in 2008. Dr. Crosby’s full title is President and CEO, with the responsibility of providing leadership and direction for the overall operation of the Center.

Dr. Crosby, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine and summa cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University, was recruited to join the Lindner Center of HOPE medical staff for the Center’s opening in 2008.  As a people-first physician leader with expertise in healthcare operations and policy, Dr. Crosby is guided by the values of empathy and excellence.  He drives results by combining his clinical experience with sound business principles.  He played significant, strategic roles in the growth and development of Lindner Center of HOPE, taking on more responsibility over time and serving in progressively more complex roles: Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical Director of Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Clinical Officer, and Chief Operating Officer (COO). In September 2020, Dr. Crosby was appointed President and officially began an organized process to succeed outgoing CEO, Paul E. Keck, MD.  Dr. Keck was LCOH’s founding president and CEO and will remain employed at the Center in the new role of Psychiatrist in Chief.

Dr. Crosby’s leadership has brought achievements in clinician recruitment and retention, multiple surveys by regulatory and accrediting bodies, and restructuring of Lindner Center of HOPE’s nationally-renowned residential services resulting in increased referrals, increased census, and increased patient and referrer satisfaction.  He led LCOH’s pandemic response including coordination of communications, establishment of safety best practices rapid conversion to telehealth of most outpatient services, and rapid transitioning to working-from-home for many staff. Notably, throughout the pandemic, the Center has not instituted layoffs or furloughs, pay reductions, or capacity reductions.  He is a recipient of The Healthcare Leadership Award, Venue and LEAD Magazine, Cincinnati, and a 2021 winner of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Healthcare Hero’s Award in the manager category.

Dr. Crosby is board certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has provided care in many of the Center’s service lines, including residential services, inpatient adolescent services, and partial hospital programs.  He will continue to provide outpatient psychiatric consultation to children and families referred from around the country.

Lindner Center of HOPE has a Professional Development Staff Reward Program to recognize those employees (within patient care units, the Access and Referral Center, Partial Hospitalization Program and/or Neuromodulation Center) who exhibit performance and behaviors that meet and exceed criteria established for staff development. Criteria for the acknowledgement falls within the four categories of:  customer service, professional development, creativity and innovation, and teamwork. Points are awarded for criteria met within each of the categories. Based on the number of points accumulated by an employee, there are four tiers for designation. Tier IV is the highest level of designation. Rewards are given based on tier designation.

Recently, Brittany Heuer-MHS and Alexis Pitzer-MHS received Tier IV designation.

Congratulations to Brittany and Alexis on their achievement.

Brittany Heuer-MHS
Alexis Pitzer-MHS