Free Community Education Series Addresses Substance Use Disorders, Behavioral Addictions, Treatment and Strategies for Coping

The tenth and final session of this free series to help increase understanding of addictions is November 15, 2017. William Jason Thompson, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Lindner Center of HOPE, therapist, will present Information on Identifying and Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorders.

Lindner Center of HOPE with the support of Manor House in Mason, Ohio has offered a Free Community Education Series in 2017 on topics related to addiction. The series offered expert discussion of Substance Use Disorders, Behavioral Addictions, Treatment and Strategies for Coping for community members seeking information.

The series is held at Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd., Mason at 6 p.m.

Register by calling Pricila Gran at 513-536-0318. Learn more by visiting lindnercenterofhope.org/education.

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 and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse through HOPE Center North location 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                     

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

Session of Free Series to Explore Red Flags in Identifying Addictions

Free Community Education Series to Address Substance Use Disorders, Behavioral Addictions, Treatment and Strategies for Coping

August The seventh session of this free series to help increase understanding of addictions is August 16, 2017. Anna Guerdjikova, PhD, LISW, CCRC, Lindner Center of HOPE, Director of Administrative Services, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, will present on Red Flags in Addiction Identification.

Lindner Center of HOPE with the support of Manor House in Mason, Ohio is offering a Free Community Education Series in 2017 on topics related to addiction. The series will offer expert discussion of Substance Use Disorders, Behavioral Addictions, Treatment and Strategies for Coping for community members seeking information.

The series is held at Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd., Mason the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. through November 15, 2017.

Register by calling Pricila Gran at 513-536-0318. Learn more by visiting lindnercenterofhope.org/education.

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 and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse through HOPE Center North location 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                     

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

April Session of Free Series to Explore The Addictive Brain

Free Community Education Series to Address Substance Use Disorders, Behavioral Addictions, Treatment and Strategies for Coping

Addiction is often stigmatized and misunderstood. The fourth session of this free series to help increase understanding is April 19, 2017. Chris Tuell, EDD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, Clinical Director of Addiction Services at Lindner Center of HOPE, will present Understanding Addiction through The Addictive Brain – a view from the inside out.

Lindner Center of HOPE with the support of Manor House in Mason, Ohio is offering a Free Community Education Series in 2017 on topics related to addiction. The series will offer expert discussion of Substance Use Disorders, Behavioral Addictions, Treatment and Strategies for Coping for community members seeking information.

The series is held at Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd., Mason the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. through November 15, 2017 (A session will not be offered in May 2017. On May 7, 2017 Lindner Center of HOPE will offer their second Education Day, a ½ day workshop about mental illness and addiction.)

Register by calling Pricila Gran at 513-536-0318. Learn more by visiting lindnercenterofhope.org/education.

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 and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse through HOPE Center North location 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Super Bowl Event to Help
More Than 600 Local People Struggling with Opioid Use
Touchdown for HOPE Took Place Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mason, OH –The eighth annual Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl Sunday event took place Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Great American Ballpark Champions Club.
Proceeds from Touchdown for HOPE are now in place to subsidize the cost of assessment and treatment for those suffering from prescription opioid/heroin addiction at Lindner Center of HOPE’s HOPE Center North location.  With approximately 265 tickets sold and sponsorships, Lindner Center of HOPE is positioned to help more than 600 people struggling with opioid use disorder — an investment of over $160,000. Lindner Center of HOPE’s HOPE Center North location made the subsidy available Monday, February 6, 2017.

This is just one element of Lindner Center of HOPE’s response to the overdose crisis in the local community.  Many people suffer from not having the funds to pay for services for a daily treatment program, despite the fact that in most cases this is the most effective treatment option.  The inconsistency results in declining treatment effectiveness significantly over time.

Touchdown for HOPE is a classy and fun Super Bowl party with big screen televisions, plush seating, and signature Cincinnati food favorites and other upscale tailgate-style treats. All taking place in a sports fan’s dream location –overlooking the baseball field.

Anthony and Dede Muňoz were onsite as Honorary Hosts as well as Touchdown Team Captains Sam Bortz and Mike Glen and their group of offensive coordinators.

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 and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse through HOPE Center North location 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.

Dr. Paul Keck, Jr. President and CEO, Lindner Center of HOPE, Thanks the crowd for their support in helping folks in our community struggling with heroin/opioid use disorders.
Dr. Paul Keck, Jr. President and CEO, Lindner Center of HOPE, Thanks the crowd for their support in helping folks in our community struggling with heroin/opioid use disorders.

 

(l-r) Marjorie Hulgrave, Albert Hulgrave, Frances Lindner and Craig Lindner attended Touchdown for HOPE.
(l-r) Marjorie Hulgrave, Albert Hulgrave, Frances Lindner and Craig Lindner attended Touchdown for HOPE.

 

Dr. Paul Keck, Jr., John Ryan, Pat Ryan, Scott Robertson and Dr. Susan McElroy
Dr. Paul Keck, Jr., John Ryan, Pat Ryan, Scott Robertson and Dr. Susan McElroy

 

Lauri Robertson, Dede Muňoz, Anthony Muňoz, Ashley Robertson
Lauri Robertson, Dede Muňoz, Anthony Muňoz, Ashley Robertson

Lindner Center of HOPE with the support of Manor House in Mason, Ohio is offering a Free Community Education Series in 2017 on topics related to addiction. The series will offer expert discussion of Substance Use Disorders, Behavioral Addictions, Treatment and Strategies for Coping for community members seeking information.

The series will be held at Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd., Mason the third Wednesday of the month starting January 18, 2017 for one year (though sessions will not be offered in May 2017 or December 2017. On May 7, 2017 Lindner Center of HOPE will offer their second Education Day, a ½ day workshop about mental illness and addiction.)

Register by calling Pricila Gran at 513-536-0318. Learn more by visiting lindnercenterofhope.org/education.

The first session is January 18, 2017. Clifford Cabansag, MD, DABAM, CTTS, Lindner Center of HOPE, Addiction Medicine Physician, will present on Addiction as a Chronic Disease and Medication Assisted Treatment.

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 and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse through HOPE Center North location 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.

 

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 (Mason, OH– September 21, 2016) Lindner Center of HOPE is proud to announce that it will be a sponsor of Screening for Mental Health’s National Depression Screening Day® (NDSD), which raises awareness and screens people for depression and mood disorders and allows individuals to connect with the appropriate treatment resources.

National Depression Screening Day, held on October 6th serves as a supportive community initiative to connect the public with mental health screenings and focuses on viewing and treating mental health with the same gravity as physical health. This year’s campaign focuses on suicide prevention due to the recent rise in suicide rates. According to the Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), the suicide rate in the United States increased 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, making it the highest it has been in decades. Screening for Mental Health is introducing a public resource, stopasuicide.org, that not only educates the public on the warning signs of suicide, but also provides action steps needed to help individuals get themselves or someone they care about the help they need.

“One of the largest barriers to treatment is mental health stigma,” Paul E. Keck, Jr, MD, President and CEO, Lindner Center of HOPE. “We are delighted to be a sponsor of National Depression Screening Day to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention and connect those suffering with the treatment they need.”

Although the screenings are not diagnostic, they will determine if someone is exhibiting symptoms associated with depression and other mood disorders and if they should seek help. In a recent independent study commissioned by the nonprofit Screening for Mental Health, 55 percent of study participants who completed a depression and mood disorder screening sought treatment within three months.

The link to the screening is http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/lindner-center-of-hope

 About Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), the pioneer of large-scale mental health screening for the public, provides innovative mental health and substance use resources, linking those in need with quality treatment options. SMH programs, offered online and in-person, educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol use disorders, and suicide. For more information about Screening for Mental Health, visit www.MentalHealthScreening.org.

 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 and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse through HOPE Center North location 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.

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Center’s Fundraising Auxiliary Features National Speaker and Mental Health Advocate

Pete Earley photoPete Earley, American journalist and author of CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, will be the keynote speaker at A Night of High Hopes, dinner and auction, on Thursday, April 14, 2016.  A cocktail reception and silent auction will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and a speech by Pete Earley at 7:00 p.m. at the Manor House in Mason.

Mr. Earley is a writer, journalist, storyteller, and mental health advocate. After a 14-year-long career in journalism, including six years with The Washington Post, he became a full-time author with the purpose to share and expose stories that entertain and enlighten.  Earley has published 17 books including 4 New York Times bestsellers, including 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness.  When his life was unraveled by the events recounted in his book Crazy, he joined the National Alliance on Mental Illness to advocate for strong mental health public awareness, and ultimately, reform.  His new mission has compelled him to travel to 48 states and multiple countries around the globe delivering speeches to rally around mental health sufferers.

Mr. Earley will talk about his son’s breakdown, his experiences in the Miami Dade County Jail, creative ways to end the jailing of persons with mental illnesses, and his son’s recovery.

A Night of High Hopes is the 8th annual spring fundraiser presented by High Hopes, Lindner Center of HOPE’s fundraising auxiliary. Proceeds from the event will benefit bipolar and mood disorders research at the Center.  Research aids those suffering with bipolar and mood disorders worldwide. Mr. Earley’s book will be for sale at the event, where he will be available for signing.

Event co-chairs Dianne Brown and Ruthie Keefe encourage those interested in attending the event to register by going to https://www.myhighhopes.com.  Reservations are $75 per individual, or $750 for a patron table of 10. For more information, call Kathy Bechtold at 513-791-8133, or email Kathy at: nkbechtold5@gmail.com

For more than two decades, Screening for Mental Health has developed programs to educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for common behavioral and mental health disorders and suicide.The vision is a world where mental health is viewed and treated with the same gravity as physical health, and the public’s participation in National Depression Screening Day helps make that vision a reality.

National Depression Screening Day, held annually on the Thursday of the first full week in October, is an education and screening event conducted by hospitals, clinics, colleges, and community groups nationwide. Much like the medical community screens for diabetes and high blood pressure, the goal is to offer large-scale mood disorder screenings for the public. The program provides free, anonymous screenings for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as referral to treatment resources if warranted.

This year, October 8th, will mark 25 years of this revolutionary event.

Please participate in this milestone National Depression Screening Day and help spread the word to increase awareness of mental health. Take a screening now at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/#/lindner-center-of-hope and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to do the same.

Facts About Depression

General

  • Up to 80 percent of those treated for depression show an improvement in their symptoms generally within four to six weeks of beginning treatment. (NIH)

Global

  • According to the World Health Organization, depression is projected to become the second leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2020
  • Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. (WHO)

United States

  • One in five 18 to 25 year olds experienced a mental illness in the past year
  • An Estimated 1 in 10 U.S. Adults Report Depression (CDC)
  • Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15-44. (World Health Organization, 2004)

Physical & Mental Health Connection

  • One-third of individuals with a chronic illness experience symptoms of depression
  • People with depression are 4 times as likely to develop a heart attack than those without the illness.
  • Many conditions may coexist with depression. Depression may increase the risk for another illness, and dealing with an illness may lead to depression. In fact, according to the NIMH, depression affects:
  • More than 40 percent of those with post-traumatic stress disorder
    • 25 percent of those who have cancer
    • 27 percent of those with substance abuse problems
    • 50 percent of those with Parkinson’s disease
    • 50 to 75 percent of those who have an eating disorder
    • 33 percent of those who’ve had a heart attack
  • Depression is a prevalent and increasingly recognized risk factor for both the development of and the outcome from coronary artery disease (CAD). (National Institute of Health)

Signs and Symptoms

Depression is a treatable mental health disorder that causes persistent sadness and loss of interest. Some of the most common signs and symptoms include:

  • Changes in sleep and appetite
  • Poor Concentration
  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Low self-esteem
  • Hopelessness or guilt
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide

For a complete list visit: NAMI.org

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a treatable illness defined by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy and behavior. These changes are categorized into manic (high) and depressive (low) episodes, ranging from bursts of energy to deep despair. Some of the most common symptoms include:

Mania Symptoms

  • Heightened mood, exaggerated optimism and self-confidence
  • Excessive irritability, aggressive behavior
  • Decreased need for sleep without experiencing fatigue
  • Racing speech, racing thoughts, flight of ideas
  • Impulsiveness, poor judgment, easily distracted
  • Reckless behavior

Depressive Symptoms

  • Changes in sleep and appetite
  • Poor Concentration
  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Low self-esteem
  • Hopelessness or guilt
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide

For a complete list visit: dbsalliance.org

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder that involves chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Feeling like your anxiety is uncontrollable; there is nothing you can do to stop the worrying
  • A pervasive feeling of apprehension or dread
  • Inability to relax, enjoy quiet time, or be by yourself
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing on things
  • Avoiding situations that make you anxious
  • Feeling tense; having muscle tightness or body aches
  • Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep because your mind won’t quit
  • Feeling edgy, restless, or jumpy

For a complete list visit: helpguide.org

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Some common symptoms include:

  • Intrusive, upsetting memories of the event
  • Flashbacks (acting or feeling like the event is happening again)
  • Nightmares (either of the event or of other frightening things)
  • Avoiding activities, places, thoughts, or feelings that remind you of the trauma
  • Feeling detached from others and emotionally numb
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Irritability or outbursts of anger
  • Hypervigilance (on constant “red alert”)

For a complete list visit: helpguide.org

On June 23, 2015 a strategic alliance agreement between LINDNER CENTER OF HOPE in Mason, Ohio and CLÍNICA SAN JOSÉ CENTRO DE SALUD MENTAL in Chile was signed.

This agreement permits, among others, the creation and development of: (a) a mental health international research network; (b) professional exchange programs, in order to promote the cooperation between both institutions in medical, academic and business matters; and (c) patient programs, that will give patients of both institutions the opportunity to access new and innovative treatment alternatives.

LINDNER CENTER OF HOPE and CLÍNICA SAN JOSÉ CENTRO DE SALUD MENTAL are leader health institutions with vast trajectory in the provision of patient-centered, scientifically advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness.

LINDNER CENTER OF HOPE was represented by Wood & Lamping and CLÍNICA SAN JOSÉ CENTRO DE SALUD MENTAL was assisted by Pérez Videla Abogados.

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.

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By mid-August Lindner Center of HOPE researchers anticipate recruiting for a new medication trial that could impact the treatment of Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). IED, characterized by an inability to resist aggressive urges and explosive outbursts, affects six percent of the general population with no designated medications currently available for treatment.

The exploratory Phase II study, expected to begin in mid to late August, has been designed to examine the efficacy, safety and tolerability profile of the novel V1a vasopressin antagonist (SRX246) against placebo, in adults meeting the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) criteria for IED. A large body of translational research indicates that blocking the vasopressin (V1a) receptor might be a plausible form of treatment. Studies have found that vasopressin (V1a) has an established role in signaling social and emotional behavior, including aggression.

DSM-5 criteria for IED defines it as recurrent behavioral outbursts representing a failure to control aggressive impulses as manifested by either:

  • Verbal aggression or physical aggression toward property, animals or other individuals, occurring, on average, twice weekly for a period of three months. The physical aggression does not result in damage or destruction of property and does not result in physical injury to animals or other individuals.
  • Three behavioral outbursts involving damage or destruction of property and/or physical assault with physical injury against animals or other individuals occurring within a 12-month period.

The behavior is distressing for the individual and is not premeditated and not due to another psychiatric illness.

“This disorder comes with lots of complications,” according to Dr. Susan McElroy, Chief Research Officer, Lindner Center of HOPE. “Often we see individuals struggling with IED facing legal problems, social issues, marital difficulties, child abuse concerns, medical problems from injuries sustained during the physical outbursts, significant distress, severe psychosocial complications and even loss of employment.”

“The potential for gaining control over IED with medication would be incredibly beneficial for those struggling.”

The clinical trial is seeking to recruit males and females age 18 to 55 with moderate IED. Candidates with substance abuse disorders, compromised medical health or currently taking psychotropic medications will not be eligible to participate. Those meeting criteria should expect to participate in 8 weeks of treatment.

If interested in participating in the trial, contact 513-536-0710.