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Feb 13, 2018

Battling the Opioid Epidemic Close to Home

Each day, we see it on the nightly news, in the paper, and in our hospital—the opioid epidemic has seeped into the fabric of our culture and years from now, we will still be coping with its catastrophic effects. While this is a national battle...

Feb 11, 2018

How to Keep the Joy in Caring for Your Valentine

We are all under the impression that if you really care about someone, taking care of them should be a joy, with no thought of being burdened or annoyed. And so, in many couples, one partner may get in the habit of doing things for the other person...

Feb 8, 2018

Addiction Detox: A Step Toward Effective Recovery

Detoxification from alcohol and/or drugs is an important first step in recovery. However, it’s not only important to take that first step, but also to do it safely. What is Detoxification? There are several types of medical detoxification (...

Jan 15, 2018

New PACT Team Offers Support 24/7

Monica Luke knows what it’s like to care deeply about someone with schizophrenia. Her son, now 37, had his first psychotic break at age 20 and hasn’t spoken to her in a decade. Although she’s pained by the estrangement, she’s...

Jan 15, 2018

Gift Propels Trauma Research, Care, and Training to New Levels

McLean is home to a number of prominent clinicians who provide some of the country’s most specialized care for individuals suffering from complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Its researchers are leading the scientific front by...

Jan 15, 2018

Cycling for Mental Health

Mac Dorris is a guy who gets things done. He had a vision to create a charity bike ride for mental health, and within a short six months of intensive planning, Mac hosted The Ride for Mental Health—the first of what he hopes will be an annual...

Jan 15, 2018

Bridging Policy, Research, and Practice

In July, several McLean clinicians received a crash course in behavioral health policymaking during a one-day trip to Washington, DC. They met with various players in the policy arena there, including representatives from the executive branch. The...

Jan 10, 2018

Mental Health Patients Receive Mighty Fine Holiday Wishes

Thanks to the efforts of the digital health community The Mighty, we delivered thousands of holiday cards—more than 5,000 in fact—to psychiatric patients at inpatient programs at our hospital and other local psychiatric facilities....

Jan 3, 2018

Recovery in Motion: 2017 Fall Nursing Conference

On September 29, McLean held its 2017 Fall Nursing Conference in Pierce Hall on the Belmont campus. This year’s conference, titled “Recovery in Motion,” focused on bridging the connection between mental health and physical health....

Jan 3, 2018

McLean Nurses Present Work During APNA Annual Conference

This past October, nursing representatives from McLean Hospital traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 31st Annual Conference. The APNA annual conferences are the largest gatherings of psychiatric mental...

Dec 29, 2017

Increase the Chance of Reaching Your New Year’s Goals

This New Year’s Eve, millions of Americans resolved to lose weight, give up smoking, save money, do volunteer work, or find a new job. Chances are, they made the same resolution last year and the year before. Research shows that nearly 90...

Dec 22, 2017

Tips for Staying Safe and Sober During the Holidays

It’s important for people to have a realistic attitude about the potential for anxiety or conflict during the holiday season—especially individuals who have issues with alcohol or drug abuse. Most of us go into the holiday period hoping...

Dec 11, 2017

​Delivering Love and Support This Holiday Season

Would you like to help provide some love and support this holiday season? We are partnering with The Mighty, a digital health community, to deliver holiday cards this month to children and adults being treated at our hospital. And we would like a...

Dec 4, 2017

ECT Shouldn’t Be a Last-Resort Treatment

Brian Neville had a good life. A one-time body builder, he was 43, a successful businessman in the tanning industry, with a home in Massachusetts and a vacation condo in Florida. Then one morning in 2006 he woke up with the blues. It developed...

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