Four days after my third suicide attempt, I was admitting to Lindner Center of HOPE’s residential treatment program. We found Lindner Center of HOPE due to recommendations from my stepmom’s contacts.
Art can be a release when you do not have words, according to Dana.
“It can help you let your feelings out. It is a way to convey anger, joy, sadness… Expression of emotion is incredibly important.”
A testimonial from a father whose daughter benefitted from three levels of stabilization at Lindner Center of HOPE.
At the age of 14, James’ daughter was exhibiting signs of struggling with her mental health.
"I want to shout from the rooftop to tell anyone suffering from mental illnesses that miracles can happen. Faith, hope, tenacity, and a positive outlook – combined with the most amazing team of doctors, hospitals, new genetic testing, and safe treatments from the miracle of science and innovation are now available to help us conquer the stigma, helplessness and excruciating suffering from depression and other illnesses to make us whole again."
Going from a person plagued by so much suffering to the consistently happy, grateful, goal-oriented, independent young woman our daughter is today is nothing but a miracle. Those who were closest to her in her last downward spiral before Sibcy House just sit and stare at her in amazement – they just cannot get over the change, which has lasted now for almost 9 months! There seem to be no ups and downs at all – she is just consistently steady, prospering and full of joy!
“We made a lot of mistakes during this time of trouble, all of them classic and well known. We got bad advice, we got good advice, but the best advice was “get him to the Lindner Center.” When Adam’s problems became apparent and the justice system got involved they treated his issues as a “crime.” Addiction is a brain disease no different than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. You don’t put sick people in jail, you treat their illness. Crime is a manifestation of the disease and caused by the hold addiction has on an individual.”
“In 2012 I discovered Lindner Center of HOPE, specifically their Sibcy House program. An accurate diagnosis, an intensive treatment stay, and a long-term treatment plan that includes a coach, has changed my life. Lindner Center of HOPE is not like any place I have ever been before; it is a safe place to land. A place where I was treated with respect and the staff supported me.”
“Suffering with Anxiety and Panic Disorder, I finally decided that I’d had enough and was determined to find a place that could help me. I researched mental health facilities all over the country. I spent many nights on my knees and in tears asking God to lead me to the right place to get real help. I found Lindner Center of HOPE.”
“The first thing I noticed in the call here was how kind and patient people were on the phone. I was so depressed I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t drink, I couldn’t sleep, I could barely walk. I was totally undone. From the moment I got in the door I felt like a person. ~ Read more about Valerie's Story
Everyone seems to be truly interested in my health and rehabilitation.
“The first day Ally and I came to visit Lindner Center of HOPE, all I could do was cry because of all the thought and care that went into the Center. As a mother with a child with a mental illness it was horrible to have her admitted for treatment. This time when she was admitted for treatment at Lindner Center of HOPE it was of course difficult, but it was so much easier. Everyone on the unit was so kind to Ally and our family. Ally loved having her own room and everyone went out of their way to help her.”
“The whole staff has been absolutely fantastic. I wish I could come up with more adjectives. It’s the people that make the place what it is – make it successful – the caring, the gentleness, the kindness, the knowledge. Thank you all so much.”
“Thank you for helping in Gunner’s recovery. Without you I am not sure what direction he would have gone in. You are all very special. Please remember every day you come to work, you make a difference in somebody’s life.”
“My patient who made it into Lindner had a wonderful experience. The family was very positive about the level of attention they got.
And I have to tell you I was very impressed that Dr. Edwards called me and we were able to speak about the patient and he followed through with my concerns. It worked out really well and he gave me some follow-up as well.
So thank you for the Lindner Center. I am optimistic that you guys are going to be providing for the community what we really have been lacking.”
For the last 14 years, I have had recurring episodes of severe, totally disabling clinical depression, each lasting between 4 and 14 months. In recent years, the episodes were getting longer and closer together.
Jon Zipperstein, co-owner of Embers Restaurant, has used his culinary talents over the years to not only entertain celebrities and Cincinnati diners but also to support events that impact the well being of our community.
Sara Hunter, 29, has her master’s in mental health counseling and serves as a licensed therapist at a private therapeutic boarding school for young women. Beyond her education and training, Sara has a lot of personal insight into the work she’s doing with young women. Sara has been living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for the majority of her life.
A prisoner of my mind
Detained by my own fears
The tears have made me blind ...
Sarah Katherine Bechtold was a gorgeous and wonderful young woman. She was vibrant and had so many gifts to share. She also had the remarkable ability to hide her sadness. Sarah struggled with depression and a feeling of hopelessness that surfaced in suicidal thoughts. It took seven years before she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.