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College Mental Health Program

We provide student-focused services to students in treatment throughout McLean Hospital. These interventions include psychoeducational groups, consultation to treatment teams, and meetings with individual students planning to return to college or take a medical leave of absence. When students enter a treatment program, we get involved as an adjunct to the overall treatment team.

In addition to the services we provide within the McLean community, we offer academic consultation, transition support, and psychoeducational outpatient services to students who are struggling to co-manage their mental health and academic lives. Our facilitator-led support sessions provide opportunities for students to collaborate with peers while learning necessary skills for managing stigma, strengthening campus support and relationships, and assessing readiness to increase academic and social demands.

Please visit our For College and University Professionals tab to learn about the unique ways in which we partner with the higher education community to support college students with mental health challenges more effectively.

Seeking immediate help regarding acute care services for college students at McLean Hospital?

The College Mental Health Program is not a stand-alone unit; we work in collaboration with treatment programs across the McLean system. For inpatient care, call McLean Intake/Triage at 617.855.3141, or review our treatment grid with your mental health care provider and contact the relevant intake coordinator when you identify the appropriate program. For more information about adult residential treatment options contact Pamela Thompson, Residential Referral Coordinator, at 617.855.3934.

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