Lindner Center of HOPE Launches Campaign for Mental Health Center of Excellence; Butler to co-chair

Lindner Center of HOPE, a national nonprofit center of excellence in mental health, announced that it will launch a new $30 million development campaign to expand its facilities, staff and services.

The campaign began with initial pledges of more than $6 million, including $2.5 million from William and Sue Butler and Corporex Companies, LLC, and $3.5 million from several other individual and corporate donors.

“I have seen firsthand how difficult mental health disorders can be – affecting the person and their family, friends and co-workers,” said Butler, president of Corporex. “Access to world-class mental health care is essential for our community to thrive – employers and individuals.”

Butler co-chairs the Transforming HOPE campaign with S. Craig Lindner, co-CEO of American Financial Group Inc. and founder of the Lindner Center of HOPE with his wife, Frances.

Four areas identified in the vision

“One in four of us will struggle with mental illness, which means almost everyone has struggled or knows someone who has,” said Paul Crosby, MD, President and CEO. from the Lindner Center of HOPE. “Although we have built one of the most distinguished care centers in the country, we are committed to taking it to the next level. The fact is that the growing mental health needs of our community outweigh our ability to meet them. This new vision will be a significant step forward in transforming mental illness into mental wellness for so many patients.

Key focus areas include:

● Staff excellence and capacity. The Centre’s high success rates are directly related to the level of care and experience of its clinicians, widely recognized as among the best in the country. The campaign will help establish a fund dedicated to building and retaining the clinical team.

● Extensive processing capacity. The expansion would add treatment units, patient rooms, group spaces, common areas and clinician offices. It would also add apartment-like accommodations for the benefit of patients who could better transition from inpatient programs to independence by learning the life skills needed to live independently, return to work, resume their education, and find meaningful engagement. in the community.

Bill and Sue Butler

● State of the Science Assessment Centre. The cornerstone of mental health is accurate diagnosis, with inaccurate or delayed diagnoses can lead to years of additional problems and exacerbated symptoms. The new Assessment Center would optimize virtual and in-person assessments and provide a space for patients, loved ones, physicians and clinicians to fully participate in the assessment process and come together to discuss results.

• New wellness center. An integrative approach to mental health improves outcomes by incorporating wellness activities and programs – such as exercise, healthy eating and spiritual care – that rejuvenate the body and mind – dramatically helping patients to progress on their journey to health.

National Center of Excellence

“Our founding goal was to establish a true national center of excellence for mental health care and research,” Lindner said. “We now have best-in-class care, but the need is greater than ever. It is time to come together to meet the needs of our community.

In the 13 years since opening its doors, the Center has treated more than 50,000 patients worldwide and earned Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® recognition. He is a founding member of the National Network of Depression Centers.

“It’s our turn to carry the torch to ensure our community has access to the best mental health resource available,” Butler said. “We want to inspire everyone to join us in making this possible.”

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