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ideastream Focus on Mental Health: Hopewell Plants Seeds of Healing

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 2:15 PM

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What does a treatment center look like? Most of us picture big-city buildings with long white corridors and industrial-scale kitchens. This is sometimes the best the community mental health system can offer to people with brain disorders. But in the heart of Ohio's Amish country, Hopewell Farm has created a new model for treatment. It's a working farm, where people with severe mental illness spend their days in a pastoral setting, working the land - with therapeutic results. We sent ideastream intern Elizabeth Walker to check it out.

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