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College Mental Health Program

Learn about how the CMHP works with college and university professionals to provide exceptional care to college students. Get involved with our efforts to enhance communication with colleges and universities when students are in treatment at McLean.

College Consultation Services

The College Mental Health Program at McLean offers a range of consultation services to college and university administrators, student affairs professionals and mental health providers. To learn more, please click here.

McLean Hospital College Database

The college database is an electronic clinical resource unique to McLean Hospital. Because we treat college students from over 200 different schools each year, the database provides critical information to help us work with students and their schools in the most effective and coordinated manner possible. Each participating school has supplied the hospital with important information including:

  • The best campus contact
  • Preferred campus protocol
  • The school’s policies for supporting a student’s return to campus post-hospitalization
  • Available campus resources

With this information at our fingertips, McLean clinicians can design discharge plans that incorporate the student’s specific campus resources. The college database content is for internal use only.

To see if your college has completed the survey for inclusion in our database or to update an existing profile, contact CMHP. Please include your name, position and college/university.

Complete our College Database Survey which gives key information about your school’s resources, protocols, and policies to our treatment teams.

McLean Hosts: Schedule a Tour

CMHP staff have welcomed mental health professionals and administrators from over 50 institutions of higher education to the Belmont campus. These half-day visits allow us to engage more directly with the institutions whose students we serve and to improve support of students navigating both hospital and college systems. College mental health professionals and administrators who want to learn more about the CMHP, the range of clinical services that McLean offers and the ways we can work together most effectively on behalf of students are encouraged to participate.

Each tour is designed to address the needs of the visiting schools and may include:

  • An overview of McLean’s College Mental Health Program and dialogue about challenges colleges face when supporting students with mental health concerns
  • An opportunity to walk through a student’s admission process
  • Dialogue over lunch with directors of programs that serve young adults
  • Time to ask specific questions and provide feedback about your campus trends, needs, challenges and how we can work together in the future

Contact CMHP at to schedule a tour.

Invite the CMHP Director to Your Campus

CMHP staff routinely visit college campuses throughout New England. By touring campuses and engaging with college professionals and students we are able to learn about their unique challenges, culture, and needs. Strong campus-community collaborations are necessary for supporting the growing mental health needs of students.

In keeping with our objective to strengthen our existing and establish new relationships with the college mental health community, the CMHP staff frequently visit with college administrators, mental health professionals, and students on their campuses. Strong campus-community partnerships are necessary for supporting the growing mental health needs of students.

As a former university administrator who managed campus mental health services, sexual assault prevention and awareness, services for students with disabilities, and critical incidents, the CMHP director values the chance to learn about your unique campus culture, mental health challenges, and needs. Moreover, these visits directly inform the developing work of the CMHP.

Contact to request a visit to your campus.

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