Mason, OH – October 4,2012 – In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since 1990, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first full week of October to promote education and understanding.

MIAW has become a NAMI tradition. It presents an opportunity to all NAMI state organizations and affiliates across the country to work together in communities to achieve the NAMI mission through outreach, education and advocacy. This year’s theme is Changing Attitudes, Changing Lives.

The National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding is Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

Locally, Lindner Center of HOPE is a resource for individuals and families faced with mental illness. Since Lindner Center of HOPE, 4075 Old Western Row Road, Mason, Ohio, opened in 2008 it has made a positive impact on mental health care in Greater Cincinnati. Nearly 4,000 people have been taken care of in the hospital, approximately 6,500 people have made more than 100,000 outpatient visits, approximately 400 people have been patients in Sibcy House (residential care), approximately 400 people have received neuromodulation services and the research institute has received more than 24 grants totaling nearly $2 million and published in over 30 peer-reviewed journals.

About Lindner Center of HOPE:  A state-of-the-science, free-standing mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, research, comprehensive assessment and residential services. The Center’s clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally.



Jennifer Pierson

Lindner Center of HOPE

(513) 536-0316

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