EVENT PICS: Lindner Center of HOPE Event Encourages Conversation About Mental Illness

More than 320 people were in attendance at an annual spring fundraiser for Lindner Center of HOPE on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 to be inspired by keynote speaker Liza Long. 

Long, author of the nationally recognized essay, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”, was the keynote speaker at Showering You With HOPE, luncheon and auction, on April 21, 2015 in Hyde Park.

The title of Ms. Long’s keynote speech was “From Talk to Action:  Ending Stigma, Finding HOPE.”

Ms. Long is a writer, educator, mental health advocate, and mother of four. One of her children suffers with bipolar disorder. In 2007, she started writing a blog called The Anarchist Soccer Mom, where she first published her December 2012 essay, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” which discussed her personal tragedy as it intersected with the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Since her essay published, Ms. Long has become a national speaker and contributor to several publications, and has also written a book, “The Price of Silence:  A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness.” Read more about Liza Long at lizalong.com.

Showering You With HOPE was the 7th annual spring luncheon presented by High Hope’s, Lindner Center of HOPE’s fundraising auxiliary. Proceeds from the event benefit patients at Lindner Center of HOPE. 

Event co-chairs were Anne Ilyinsky and Marcie Warrington.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.