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Aug 30, 2017

Helping Families Understand Youth Developmental Needs

In both psychiatry and education, a key aspect to youth success is the ability to get family members involved in the ongoing support of the child. What do we say to families who want advice on how to bolster the mental health of their child? Mental...

Aug 23, 2017

Cyclists Raise Funds 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 an annual event he hopes will...

Aug 21, 2017

Parents’ Gratitude Inspires Annual Giving

Like others with a serious psychiatric disorder, Sam and Kathy Goldblatt’s son experienced a revolving door of hospitalizations that never successfully treated his illness nor involved him in the process. But then they found McLean. Mary...

Aug 21, 2017

Fourth Annual Board of Visitors Meeting Convened

For new Board of Visitors members Tori and Jeff Constantino, the May 4 Board of Visitors annual meeting was a wonderful introduction to McLean Hospital. “The event was terrific—we met exceptional people who care deeply about the same...

Aug 21, 2017

Family Funds Space for Young Patients to Gather and Heal

Andrew Smith was an avid sports fan. Always a contrarian, he rooted for the team his family wasn’t supporting. He had a quirky sense of humor, loved chatting on the phone, and taking long walks, often stopping for pizza. When he died in 2011...

Jun 21, 2017

Deconstructing Stigma: Novel Therapy

The following story features Luanne Rice, a 60-year-old novelist and participant in our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life mental health public awareness campaign. Luanne is one of over 40 participants whose portraits can...

Jun 8, 2017

Anonymous $2.5M Gift Launches Trauma Initiative at McLean

McLean Hospital has received a $2.5M anonymous gift to launch a new initiative aimed at accelerating the hospital’s clinical, research, and professional training activities in trauma-related disorders. The Initiative for Integrated Trauma...

May 30, 2017

13 Reasons Why We Should Be Talking About Teen Suicide

The Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why has created a lot of social media buzz and has brought the topic of teen suicide to the forefront—in good ways and bad ways—since its release. The series graphically depicts the events surrounding...

May 19, 2017

Inspiring the Next Generation of Neuroscientists

Have you ever held a human brain in your hands...or ever imagined doing so? Thanks to McLean Hospital’s new educational outreach program, many students around Greater Boston have had the chance not only to hold an actual brain, but also to...

May 19, 2017

Leading by Example

Each year, McLean Hospital faculty members are recognized by national and international psychiatric organizations for their work to improve the lives of people and families affected by mental illness. Below are just two of McLean’s stars who...

May 19, 2017

A Legacy Honoring Leadership

It is a cherished photo. An array of hands, palms up, joined in a circle. They are the hands of women in a show of strength and solidarity for their decades-long friend Kris Trustey, who was enduring unimaginable loss. First, it was Kris’ 22-...

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