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New Hopewell E-Book Details Therapeutic Farm Community’s Approach to Successful Treatment of Mental Illness

February 03, 2016

Hopewell therapeutic farm community has just published an e-book covering the farm’s approach to treating mental illness, according to Rick Karges, Hopewell executive director/CEO.

“This e-book is designed to provide insights into the Hopewell model,” said Karges. “Our record of success is impressive. We create personalized plans along with a comprehensive strategy of clinical and holistic approaches to help every individual succeed.”

The e-book puts a spotlight on Hopewell as a true working farm, one of only a few in the country. A wide range of therapies is featured at Hopewell, including a nature studies group, equine-assisted learning, interpersonal relationship skills, spirituality, meditation and group counseling.

“Personalized goal plans or individual service plans (ISP) are designed as a result of both the residents and his/her clinician’s collaboration,” Karges explained. “Goals are continually revised throughout the resident’s stay.”

Hopewell’s e-book also covers transitional programs for residents moving from Hopewell to community living. Readers will be exposed to a typical day at Hopewell from breakfast to evening quiet time.

You can access the Hopewell e-book by going to . Call 440.426.2009 for more information about admissions or to schedule a tour.

About Hopewell

Hopewell is a 300-acre residential working farm located in Mesopotamia, Ohio, where adults with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression learn to manage their mental illness and return to independent life. Hopewell is the only therapeutic farm community in Ohio. It is ODMH-licensed and CARF-accredited. Hopewell is a member of National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and American Residential Treatment Association.

Information and assessments are available by contacting Daniel Horne, director of admissions, at 440.426.2009. Visit

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