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Advances in Mental Health

Welcome to Advances in Mental Health, a blog developed by McLean Hospital featuring commentary on mental health topics in the news, opinions by hospital thought-leaders and discussion about local, regional and national mental health policy. Advances in Mental Health provides our community with an opportunity to educate, while working toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the stigma of mental illness.

Pictured, McLean's Lois Choi-Kain, MD, medical director of McLean Gunderson and Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD, director of the College Mental Health Program.

 

Death of Robin Williams Puts Spotlight on Suicide

By Dost Öngür, MD, PhD
Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division


We are all stunned and saddened by the apparent suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams and our collective hearts go out to his family, friends and fans.  
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“While we remember his enormous talent and the joy that he brought so many of us throughout his career, we should also take this time to engage in much-needed conversations about suicide and mental health."

~Dost Öngür, MD, PhD, Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division

Advances in Mental Health

Death of Robin Williams Puts Spotlight on Suicide

We are all stunned and saddened by the apparent suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams and our collective hearts go out to his family, friends and fans. While we remember his enormous talent and the joy that he brought so many of us...

Leading the Way in Psychiatry and Mental Health

This blog originally appeared on connectwithpartners.org

These are both very exciting and challenging times in the field of psychiatry and mental health. It is progressively well appreciated that diseases of brain and behavior are among...

In a Patient's Words: In My Own Head

"Okay, Lisa. Go."

That’s Carol Hevia, a behavioral therapist at the OCDI, talking to me in my head, as if I was sitting in her Intrusive Thoughts group. Once again, she’s telling me it’s time to spill my guts.

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