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Spirituality and Mental Health Program

The Spirituality and Mental Health Program is a multi-faceted initiative to meet the spiritual needs of McLean patients by providing spiritually-integrated care within multiple clinical units throughout the hospital. In addition, the initiative also develops new methods to incorporate faith into clinical treatment, conducts research on the relevance of spirituality to anxiety, mood, substance use, and other disorders, and trains and educates to raise greater awareness about spirituality and mental health. The program is available due to philanthropic generosity.

Studies have shown that more than 50 percent of patients receiving medical or psychological care express a desire to discuss spiritual matters with their health care providers. Whether they are seeking help for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other psychiatric conditions, thousands of people avail themselves of McLean’s clinical services each year through one or more of our inpatient, residential, day treatment or outpatient programs.

Under the leadership of David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP, the Spirituality and Mental Health Program works with nurses, social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, psychiatrist, and other clinicians throughout the hospital in order to offer individuals spiritually-sensitive care within a world class medical center.