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Jun 21, 2017

Deconstructing Stigma: Novel Therapy

The following story features Luanne Rice, a 60-year-old novelist and participant in our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life mental health public awareness campaign. Luanne is one of over 40 participants whose portraits can...

Jun 8, 2017

Anonymous $2.5M Gift Launches Trauma Initiative at McLean

McLean Hospital has received a $2.5M anonymous gift to launch a new initiative aimed at accelerating the hospital’s clinical, research, and professional training activities in trauma-related disorders. The Initiative for Integrated Trauma...

May 19, 2017

A Change in Thought Can Change a Life

They are musicians and librarians, fashion designers, fitness instructors, actors, athletes, and artists. They are sisters and wives, brothers and fathers, from New England and around the nation. What do they have in common? All have been affected...

May 19, 2017

Leading by Example

Each year, McLean Hospital faculty members are recognized by national and international psychiatric organizations for their work to improve the lives of people and families affected by mental illness. Below are just two of McLean’s stars who...

May 19, 2017

Inspiring the Next Generation of Neuroscientists

Have you ever held a human brain in your hands...or ever imagined doing so? Thanks to McLean Hospital’s new educational outreach program, many students around Greater Boston have had the chance not only to hold an actual brain, but also to...

May 19, 2017

A Space Young Adults Can Call Their Own

According to social worker Hilary Bye, young adults who have been recently diagnosed with mental illness need more than just treatment. While medications and therapy are important, people need “socialization, wellness, and a sense of community...

May 19, 2017

“Yes, And…”

Improvisational comedy and clinical psychology do not seem to have much in common, but for Jeffrey Winer, PhD, blending the two worlds makes complete sense. As a McLean psychology intern on the adolescent psychopathology track, Winer draws on both...

May 19, 2017

A Legacy Honoring Leadership

It is a cherished photo. An array of hands, palms up, joined in a circle. They are the hands of women in a show of strength and solidarity for their decades-long friend Kris Trustey, who was enduring unimaginable loss. First, it was Kris’ 22-...

May 15, 2017

2017-2018 McLean Fellowship Awardees Announced

McLean Hospital has announced the recipients of 14 fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. These fellowships are made possible through a combination of generous support from donors and internal funding resources. The hospital is grateful to...

May 9, 2017

Deconstructing Stigma Wins Lifesaver Leadership Award

On May 5, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) awarded McLean Hospital the prestigious Lifesaver Leadership Award for our Deconstructing Stigma public awareness campaign. McLean’s President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L....

May 7, 2017

Worry to Wonder: An Epic Journey

What will it be like? Will I be able to learn it? Will my job or patients suffer because of this new system? Let me introduces myself. My name is Chris Richard, BSN, RN. I was a clinical leader at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and a...

May 7, 2017

Grounding in the Garden

In the enclosed courtyard behind the Admissions Building, where others see an expanse of ugly crabgrass, Jeannie Kingsley, RN, sees a huge garden bursting with fragrant, colorful perennials. She imagines a labyrinth that patients and staff can walk...

Apr 25, 2017

Good Care Prompts Planned Gift

Brian Hyde and his partner of 40 years, Joe Fiorello, would like their gratitude to McLean to be evident long after they are gone. That’s why they decided that making a planned gift was the best way to ensure that their contribution will...

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