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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 17, 2012
While the month of May can be recognized for spring flowers and showers, it serves another important purpose: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The month of May was assigned the responsibility of raising awareness of mental health conditions as early as 1949. This year, Mental Health Awareness Month is focusing on two themes, including […]

Lindner Center of HOPE to Offer Adult Partial Hospitalization Program Starting May 7

May 3, 2012
Program will work to keep patients out of the hospital, while providing intensive mental health treatment in a safe setting Beginning May 7, 2012, Lindner Center of HOPE will offer an Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. When an adult’s daily functioning is impaired by mental illness, yet criteria is not met for hospitalization, the Adult Partial […]

Join Us in Planting Seeds for HOPE

May 1, 2012
When individuals and families are faced with mental illness, the suffering and the challenges associated with these illnesses often cause hope to begin to slip away. May is Mental Health Month and Lindner Center of HOPE is kicking off an awareness and fundraising campaign called Planting Seeds for HOPE. The goal is to begin to […]

Treatment for Mental Illness can be Supplemented by Lifestyle Changes

April 25, 2012
The numbers vary according to the source, but they are still staggering. The fact is that millions of Americans struggle with mental illness, addictions and a wide range of other mental health problems. The good news is that many of these afflictions are treatable through psychotherapy and medication. However, successful mental health treatment is dependent […]

Mental Health Treatment Tailored to Fit Individual Needs

April 12, 2012
Millions of Americans suffer with mental illness. These come in various forms; from mood disorders and severe addictions to eating disorders. Unfortunately, there is no definitive cure or “silver bullet” for most of these illnesses. However, mental health professionals now have a better understanding than ever before regarding the treatment of mental disorders. As a […]

Loosening the Destructive Grip of Addictive Disorders

March 20, 2012
Addictions come in many forms. But those suffering with develop an uncontrollable urge to revisit a substance, activity or behavior in order to satisfy a need or desire. An addiction may fill a void in one’s life, or act as a salve for a festering emotional wound. Those at the mercy of their addictive behaviors often […]

Co-Occurring Disorders Complex But Treatable

March 8, 2012
Diagnosing specific mental health problems and disorders is not always easy. The human mind is very complex. Even highly-trained and vastly experienced mental health professionals may occasionally experience some difficulties in pinning down a definitive diagnosis. This is especially true in regard to co-occurring disorders. Also referred to as “dual disorders” or a “dual diagnosis,” […]

Leap for HOPE Raises More Than $70,000 for the Treatment of Mental Illness

March 7, 2012
On February 29, 2012, Leap Day, High Hopes, fundraising auxiliary for Lindner Center of HOPE, premier mental health hospital located in Mason, held its 4th annual fundraiser, Leap for HOPE. The day was filled with silent auctions, boutique shopping, a gourmet lunch, and a message from keynote speaker, Julie Hyman, MD. The event raised more […]

Mood Disorders and Personality Disorders among the Most Common Mental Illnesses

March 6, 2012
 Mental health problems are the leading cause of disability in the U.S., costing our society countless hours of productivity each year. The types of mental illnesses are wide-ranging and are classified according to symptoms and characteristics.  It is not always easy to pinpoint a specific mental disorder. This is in part due to similarities between […]

Depression Affecting a Growing Number of Americans

February 27, 2012
It’s normal to occasionally become melancholy or to feel “down.” But when feelings of sadness or “emptiness” persist, there is a good chance deeper issues exist. Depression in its various forms affects roughly one in 10 Americans, according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics. The number of people suffering from this sometimes […]

Chronic Stress Can Take a Toll on One’s Mental Well-Being

February 21, 2012
Stress is a normal reaction to situations and frustrations that we occasionally experience during the course of our lives. Career concerns, deadlines, financial troubles and kid-related issues can all cause us moments of worry and degrees of anxiety. Normal stress can also be beneficial to us in some ways. For instance, it heightens our awareness […]

Eating Disorder Treatment Involves Changing Behavior Patterns

February 9, 2012
Although there are differences between the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, they do share some of the same characteristics. Among other similarities, individuals who suffer with these disorders generally have an unfavorable view of their own bodies. The fear of becoming overweight or the perception that one is overweight — even if they […]

Help Available for Compulsive Hoarders

January 27, 2012
Compulsive hoarding is by no means a new phenomenon. However, it has recently moved into the spotlight courtesy of several documentaries and television shows such as A&E’s “Hoarders” and TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive.” The exposure compulsive hoarding has gained as a result has been an eye-opener to many hoarders as well as to those around […]

February Highlights Eating Disorders Awareness Week – An Evening With An Eating Disorders Expert Panel

January 23, 2012
Mason, Ohio—February 2, in honor of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Lindner Center of HOPE will join with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Cincinnati Psychotherapy Institute to offer an Evening with an Eating Disorders Expert Panel. The panel will consist of nationally recognized Eating Disorders experts and offer an opportunity for primary care physicians, mental […]

Adolescent Depression: Important to Detect and Treat Early

January 23, 2012
The teen years can be challenging and confusing times. The transition from adolescence to adulthood is not an easy one for many young people as they try to establish their place in the world. Pressures to perform well academically, fickle relationships and living up to parental and peer expectations are just some of the issues […]

Mental Health Treatment Centers Offer a Wide Variety of Services

January 18, 2012
Over 45 million Americans have some form of mental illness. Roughly 25 percent of these individuals have disorders considered to be serious, according to a recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) study. With the number of Americans suffering from mental illness and substance abuse problems on the rise, caregivers and treatment facilities […]

Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness Slowly Decreasing

January 11, 2012
There is an overriding tendency within human nature to fear what we don’t understand. Throughout history, this “fear of the unknown” has shaped our perception in regard to those who suffer from mental illness. Assumptions and judgments are formed about people with mental health issues often without any understanding of the causes, symptoms and treatment […]

9/11 Responders Struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

December 21, 2011
On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Americans took the time to reflect upon the events of that horrific day. Observances and ceremonies were conducted throughout the country to pay respect to the victims and to memorialize the heroes that emerged from that devastating day. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in New York, Washington and […]