Cinda and Linea Johnson to Speak at Annual Spring Fundraiser

On April 17, 2018. High Hopes, Inc. is hosting A Day of High Hopes celebrating its 10 year anniversary. The event will begin with a silent auction and raffle, followed by a luncheon with guest speakers, Cinda and Linea Johnson; co-authors of the book, Perfect Chaos, A Daughter’s Struggle to Survive Bipolar and A Mother’s Journey to Save Her. The speakers will share their inspiring story of hope and their will to end the stigma surrounding mental health challenges.

Linea Johnson is co-author of Perfect Chaos (St. Martin’s Press, 2012). With a graduate degree from Brown University, she is known for her international speaking, writing and work on the topic of mental health. Ms. Johnson interned at the World Health Organization in the Mental Health policy department in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to her writing and speaking engagements, she is an accomplished pianist and was assistant producer on the global mental health documentary Hidden Pictures. She currently works for the American Disability Action National Network as an information specialist.

Cinda Johnson is a professor and the director of the graduate special education program at Seattle University. Dr. Johnson is the principal investigator for the Center for Change in Transition Services. She is a national leader in the area of transition from high school to post-high for young people with disabilities. She has a particular interest and passion for supporting children, adolescents and young people with mental health conditions to assure that they are provided the best opportunity to be successful after leaving high school. She is the co-author of Perfect Chaos (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) written with her daughter Linea Johnson.

What are we funding this year?  The Center was designed to be a lodge-like retreat where individuals could come and find healing and hope. It has been ten years since the Lindner Center of HOPE opened its doors and has touched the lives of nearly 30,000 individuals. It is now in need of an update. Please consider registration to the event or a donation this year so that we can continue our support of the Center and to ensure the facility provides a comfortable and therapeutic environment for effective treatment, recovery and wellness.

LOCATION:  Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243

TIME:  11:00 am book signing/silent auction, 12:30 pm lunch, presentation & additional book signing

Tickets are $75 per individual, or $750 for a table of 10. Sponsors at the $2,500 level and above will also be invited to attend a VIP wine tasting event on Monday, April 16, 2018, 6:30-8:00 pm. 

TO PURCHASE A BOOK: You can purchase a book via The Book Shelf.  They are $17 and can be purchased online (CLICK HERE).

QUESTIONS? Contact Kathy Bechtold ~ 513-791-8133 /



2018 High Hopes, Inc. Officers

President: Betsy Schmidt
VP Administrative: Joanne Sloneker
VP Membership:  Kathy Crall
Recording Secretary: Denise Strasser
Corresponding Secretary:  Dana Stein
Treasurer: Hope Schmidt
Projects: Dianne Brown
Marketing/PR: Ruthie Keefe

Members at large:  Debbie Davis, Pat Ryan, Mary Farmer

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High_Hopes-AssetAbout High Hopes, Inc.

High Hopes is a 501c3  tax-exempt organization raising awareness and providing gift support for Lindner Center of HOPE. 

Annually, this group hosts special events like A Night of High Hopes, raising funds for Lindner Center of HOPE. Check back to learn about upcoming events and opportunities to support Lindner Center of HOPE.