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Brains Matter staff showing a model of a brain to a youngster

Education Initiatives

McLean is dedicated to providing mental health outreach and education initiatives both locally and around the globe. From hands-on brain health demonstrations to anti-stigma storytelling events for children and adults, McLean wants to work with you to change attitudes about mental health.

Deconstructing Stigma

Deconstructing Stigma exhibit at Logan Airport

McLean’s international public awareness campaign Deconstructing Stigma is more than just a series of larger-than-life photographs of people affected by mental illness. It’s also honest, first-person takes about the mental health challenges faced by people around the world.

Change attitudes about mental health

Mindful Things

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McLean Hospital’s Mindful Things podcast explores mental health through frank, in-depth, personal, and sometimes difficult conversations about the many things that affect our mental well-being. Our guests include mental health clinicians and advocates from around the world.

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Boston NAACP

McLean and the Boston chapter of the NAACP are working together to address the challenges of mental health in communities of color.

Brains Matter

Brains Matter raises awareness about mental health issues through fun and educational neuroscience outreach.


McLean is collaborating with organizations in Israel to bring mental health education to the Middle East.

Maine Department of Corrections

McLean and the Maine Department of Corrections are addressing mental health stigma concerns among the offender population and the correctional staff.

Mumbai, India

In collaboration with the Dr. N.S. Vahia Foundation, McLean is spreading the word on mental health to adults and children in Mumbai, India.

Quito, Ecuador

McLean and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito are developing innovative and engaging campaigns to enhance mental health education in Quito, Ecuador.

On the Move (Africa)

McLean and On the Move e.V. are partnering to bring mental health awareness to Kenya, Ghana, and more.


McLean is working with organizations in Pakistan to improve mental health across the country.


Vermont’s Burlington Airport will host a Deconstructing Stigma exhibit as part of this new collaboration.

Let’s Collaborate

Is your organization ready to partner with McLean to reduce stigma and educate the world about mental health?

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Tell Your Story

Join the brave individuals in the Deconstructing Stigma campaign and share your mental health story.

Tell your story

Community Events

Check our calendar and join us for an upcoming event at McLean or in your local community.

Upcoming events