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Consumer Education

By providing robust educational resources for consumers, McLean Hospital not only increases our commitment to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness, but also enhances the universal understanding of psychiatric illness and helps to reduce mental health stigma.

Guides to Care

Admissions Building

The Guides to Care at McLean Hospital provide an overview of what you can expect at McLean and answers to questions and concerns that patients and their families and friends may have.

Read the Guides to Care

Support Groups

Waverley Place

To complement our programs’ services and encourage individuals’ initiatives in their own recovery, many self-help groups are hosted by McLean.

Find a support group

Advisory Council

McLean’s Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) was established to serve as a forum to promote excellent patient and family-centered care.

Join PFAC

Resource Center

The Jonathan O. Cole Mental Health Consumer Resource Center provides resources for patients including informational materials and educational opportunities.

Cole Resource Center

Public Awareness

McLean's public awareness campaign, Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life, works to erase the stigma surrounding mental health.

Deconstructing Stigma