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Helpful articles to help you better understand mental health issues.

Keeping Your Family Functional in the Wake of COVID 19

April 13, 2020
Tracy S. Cummings, MD Psychiatrist, Lindner Center of HOPE Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Medical Director of CCHMC Services at LCOH On a large scale, our world continues to adjust to the new normal enacted for our safety in the wake of COVID19. And while we may be interested in global responses and big […]

Tips for Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 13, 2020
Megan Schrantz, Ed.D., LPCC Students everywhere are struggling to engage in their studies meaningfully during the coronavirus crisis. For now, gone are the comfortable routines, activities, and structured in-person expectations of the school week. Children, teenagers, and college students need adequate sleep, healthy meals, and regular exercise.   Healthy habits are particularly important for young people […]

Mental Health Remains Critical During Pandemic

April 9, 2020
Paul R. Crosby, MD Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief Clinical and Operating Officer, Psychiatrist 4075 Old Western Row Rd. Mason, OH 45040 513-536-HOPE Most of us are weeks into the significant life changes caused by the novel coronavirus.  Even as we work to adjust to our new normal, there continues to be changing instructions and […]

Look into my eyes … You’re getting very sleepy.

April 2, 2020
You can’t affect the cards that are dealt, but you can determine how you play them. Milton Erickson, MD Psychiatrist The father of modern hypnotherapy When we think of hypnosis, we typically think of a stage performance in which the subject is crowing like a rooster or engaged in some outlandish behavior designed to entertain. […]

Find the Funny

March 31, 2020
by: Lindner Center of HOPE’s Spiritual Care Team Research has shown that laughter has tremendous benefit to your emotional and physical health. One study in Norway even concluded that people who laugh a lot live longer! It is good medicine for the soul and the mind. Consider: Laughter stops distressing emotions. You can’t feel anxious, […]

10 Tips on How to Manage Your Mental Health

March 30, 2020
by: Elizabeth Mariutto, PsyD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Psychologist and Clinical Director of Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient Adult Eating Disorder Services With all of the news and changing regulations in our current times, it can be very hard to manage anxiety and mood related to coronavirus. Below are 10 tips on how to manage your mental […]

De mujeres y un virus

March 20, 2020
“Cada persona debe vivir su vida como un modelo para otros.” Rosa Park Tenia muchas ideas para esta columna de marzo, fundamentalmente dedicarla al tema de la Mujer (a razón del día internacional de la mujer) y a las mujeres de mi vida y sus grandes hazañas pero para ello ya habra tiempo… Creo que […]

Coping With Stress During This Difficult Time

March 20, 2020
by: Tracy S. Cummings, MD, Psychiatrist, Lindner Center of HOPE The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Everyone […]

Things You Can Do to Support Children

March 20, 2020
by: Tracy S. Cummings, MD, Psychiatrist, Lindner Center of HOPE Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially […]

General Precautions With COVID-19

March 20, 2020
by: Tracy S. Cummings, MD, Psychiatrist, Lindner Center of HOPE The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person […]

El amor en los tiempos de inmigración

February 20, 2020
Margot Brandi, MD Staff Psychiatrist Sibcy House, Medical Director Lindner Center of HOPE -“ Y hasta cuándo cree usted que podemos seguir en este ir y venir del carajo? – pregunto. Florentino Ariza tenia la respuesta preparada desde hacia cincuenta y tres anos, siete meses y once días con sus noches.  -Toda la vida – […]

Nature Therapy

January 31, 2020
Anna I. Guerdjikova, PhD, LISW, CCRC Director of Administrative Services, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program Currently over 50% of the world’s population is living in urban areas with limited opportunity to engage with nature. In North America most adults spend ∼90% of their time indoors. Ecotherapy, also known as nature therapy or green […]

Psychiatric Medications: Expectations and Misperceptions

January 31, 2020
William Hartmann, MD; Lindner Center of HOPE Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Willliams House Navigating the realm of psychiatric medications can be challenging, often hindered by common misperceptions. Managing and understanding expectations can go a long way in ensuring treatment success. Seeking out help is often complicated by preconceived ideas. Preconceived notions about psychiatric medication often get […]

La vision 20/20

January 16, 2020
Margot Brandi, MD Staff Psychiatrist Sibcy House, Medical Director Lindner Center of HOPE   Si alguna vez han visitado al oftalmólogo sabrán que la vision 20/20 se refiere a la agudeza visual que te permite ver con claridad los objetos a 20 pies de distancia, lo que equivale aproximadamente a 6 metros. Es la vision […]

Study of a Medication in Borderline Personality Disorder

December 27, 2019
  Susan L. McElroy, MD Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief Research Officer and Consultant to Eating Disorders Team Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder consisting of a pervasive pattern of instability in regulation of emotions, impulses, interpersonal relationships, and self-image. Symptoms of BPD include frequent mood changes and excessive anger; feelings of worthlessness, […]

Mindfulness During the Holidays

December 17, 2019
  Jennifer Farley, PsyD Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist The holiday season can be an enjoyable and peaceful time for many of us. We adults know that this can also be a busy, tense, overstimulating, overindulgent, and overwhelming time. Any of these experiences can be triggered, for example, by holiday memories of the past, […]


December 13, 2019
    La gratitud de un inmigrante. Cuando pregunté por la fecha limite para entregar esta mi segunda columna me informaron tambien que saldría publicada justo antes del dia de acción de gracias (Thanksgiving) Entonces, me parecio casi obligatorio dedicar este espacio a la gratitud, y su impacto en la salud mental. A kilómetros de […]

How Do Clinicians Make Prescribing Decisions?

December 11, 2019
  Angela Couch, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC Lindner Center of HOPE, Pyschiatric Nurse Practitioner Making decisions about which medication to prescribe is a complicated process.  Janicak, et al (2006, p. 1) described the complexity of the issue fairly well, “…while improved therapies to ease a patient’s suffering are constantly emerging, the practitioner is required to continually […]

“En Lindner Center of HOPE tambien hablamos espanol” (In Lindner Center of HOPE we also speak Spanish)

October 23, 2019
Lo que fui es lo que soy…. (“What I was is what I am”. An article addressing the challenges and consequences of immigration from a social and psychological perspective and how this process ends up shaping us in multiple and unexpected ways while trying to maintain and cultivate original roots.) Soy venezolana. Soy psiquiatra y […]

Innovations in Mental Health Treatment

October 22, 2019
By Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief of Adult Psychiatry   Innovations in Mental Health Treatment By Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief of Adult Psychiatry The past year has brought exciting innovations in treatment options for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depressive disorder […]