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May 19, 2017

A Change in Thought Can Change a Life

They are musicians and librarians, fashion designers, fitness instructors, actors, athletes, and artists. They are sisters and wives, brothers and fathers, from New England and around the nation. What do they have in common? All have been affected...

May 19, 2017

A Space Young Adults Can Call Their Own

According to social worker Hilary Bye, young adults who have been recently diagnosed with mental illness need more than just treatment. While medications and therapy are important, people need “socialization, wellness, and a sense of community...

May 15, 2017

2017-2018 McLean Fellowship Awardees Announced

McLean Hospital has announced the recipients of 14 fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. These fellowships are made possible through a combination of generous support from donors and internal funding resources. The hospital is grateful to...

May 10, 2017

Anxiety in Children: A Fresh Approach to Treatment

“What if you walked around every day feeling that your heart was pounding in your chest and that you couldn’t breathe? What if your brain was constantly telling you that the scariest, most horrible things were going to happen and that...

May 9, 2017

Deconstructing Stigma Wins Lifesaver Leadership Award

On May 5, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) awarded McLean Hospital the prestigious Lifesaver Leadership Award for our Deconstructing Stigma public awareness campaign. McLean’s President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L....

May 7, 2017

Worry to Wonder: An Epic Journey

What will it be like? Will I be able to learn it? Will my job or patients suffer because of this new system? Let me introduce myself. My name is Chris Richard, BSN, RN. I was a clinical leader at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and a...

May 7, 2017

Grounding in the Garden

In the enclosed courtyard behind the Admissions Building, where others see an expanse of ugly crabgrass, Jeannie Kingsley, RN, sees a huge garden bursting with fragrant, colorful perennials. She imagines a labyrinth that patients and staff can walk...

Apr 25, 2017

Council Promotes Dialogue About Mental Illness

National Council members Carroll C.D. Pierce and Kristine M. Trustey didn’t know each other until they agreed to co-chair McLean’s new Women’s Mental Health Leadership Council. Established only a year ago, the council now boasts 36...

Apr 25, 2017

New Trustee Ron Jackson Couldn’t Say No to McLean

Children and their families is a theme that has run through Ron Jackson’s professional and philanthropic life. McLean’s newest trustee spent a good portion of his career turning around toy companies. And he has always had a soft spot...

Apr 25, 2017

Remembering Cathie Cook

On January 10, 2017, Catharine “Cathie” Cook passed away after a courageous battle with ocular melanoma. For 17 years, Cathie led the McLean development office with passion, vision, and unyielding devotion to the hospital’s mission...

Apr 25, 2017

Good Care Prompts Planned Gift

Brian Hyde and his partner of 40 years, Joe Fiorello, would like their gratitude to McLean to be evident long after they are gone. That’s why they decided that making a planned gift was the best way to ensure that their contribution will...

Apr 4, 2017

THE Ride for Mental Health: Fighting Stigma, One Mile at a Time

On June 24 and 25, 2017, the Dorris Family is hosting the inaugural Ride for Mental Health in New Paltz, New York. THE Ride for Mental Health is one of the first charity bicycle rides in the country to support education, research and treatment for...

Mar 22, 2017

A Crisis Point: Staving Off the Epidemic of Opiate Use

We have all heard about the recent rash of opiate overdoses that many have termed an “epidemic.” In 2014, numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health revealed that overdose deaths from opiates, including prescription painkillers and...

Mar 22, 2017

A Family’s Suggestion Inspires Educational Series

The quest for information, resources, and support is a nearly universal need for families dealing with mental illness. One family, whose relative was treated for borderline personality disorder (BPD) at McLean, wanted to address that need and the...

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