Education Day to Offer Key to Understanding Mental Illness and Addiction

Singer and Actress Mackenzie Phillips to Open Half-Day Workshop with Keynote Address

Lindner Center of HOPE employees raised funds this past fall and winter to be able to offer the community an Education Day on Sunday, May 3, 2015. As education is the key to understanding, the half-day workshop will enhance awareness of mental illness and addiction and ultimately, help reduce stigma surrounding these conditions.

The Education Day will be held at Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd. in Mason from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration and an information fair opens at 11 a.m. with buffet brunch opening at 11:30 a.m. Lindner Center of HOPE President and CEO, Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD, will welcome the community at noon and introduce the keynote speaker, Mackenzie Phillips, actress and singer. Phillips’ presentation will conclude at 1 p.m. with three hours of breakout sessions following. Guests will be able to customize their afternoons with sessions that will most benefit them, as at least four topics will be available for each of three breakout session timeslots. Topics include eating disorders, addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, adolescent mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder and more.

Registration and the full schedule are available at or by contacting Kelly at or 513-536-0328.

Event partners include: Assurex Health, Prestige and City of Mason.

MACK HIGH RESMackenzie Phillips is an actress and singer best known for her roles in American Graffiti and as a rebellious teenager on the well-known sitcom One Day at a Time. As a troubled teen star, Phillips struggled with addiction and depression. Now she serves as a Recovery and Treatment Advocate.