Tag: mental illness

Join Us in Planting Seeds for HOPE

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

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

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 […]

Co-Occurring Disorders Complex But Treatable

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,” […]

Depression Affecting a Growing Number of Americans

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 […]

Mental Health Treatment Centers Offer a Wide Variety of Services

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

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

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 […]

Addressing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

The subject of mental illness is still considered taboo in many social circles. It remains the “elephant in the room” that those who are suffers are reluctant to discuss. Positive strides have recently taken place to make the public more aware of the wide range of mental health issues affecting many individuals around the globe. […]

Knowledgeable Society Can Bring HOPE

Written by Paul E. Keck Jr., M.D.,  president and CEO of Lindner Center of HOPE and a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine * * * Abraham Lincoln, Virginia Woolf, Eugene O’Neill, Leo Tolstoy, Tennessee Williams, Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, Carrie Fisher, Mike Wallace, Patty Duke, Demi Lovato, […]