The very best evidence of our success.

Every year, Lindner Center of HOPE treats thousands of patients. And every year inspiring stories of struggle, strength, perseverance and hope emerge. Here are just a few.

Stories of HOPE

Patient stories help us tell others about how Lindner Center of HOPE provides life-changing treatment for people living with mental illness.  Sharing your story gives HOPE to those seeking help. We would love to hear about your personal experience as a patient, family member or donor at Lindner Center of HOPE.

Please send your story to:

Mary Alexander
Lindner Center of HOPE
Development Office
4075 Old Western Row Road
Mason, Ohio  45040

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.”
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Record Your Story

Telling your story can give hope to others, help you in your own journey, and demonstrate that mental illness can affect anyone and any family. Our Make Waves initiative allows you to submit an audio recording and lend your voice to our fight to eradicate stigma.