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Apr 26, 2016

In the Seat of Learning

With multiple programs falling under the Division of Women’s Mental Health (DWMH)—each with varying areas of expertise from borderline personality disorder to trauma to eating disorders and more—Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH,...

Apr 26, 2016

The Largest Fundraising Effort in Hospital History

In October 2015, McLean Hospital publicly announced its $100 million Campaign for McLean Hospital—the largest and most ambitious in the hospital’s history. With the leadership phase launching in 2012, McLean’s closest supporters...

Mar 28, 2016

How One OCD Patient Is Finding Hope

Katie Wilson is a former patient at McLean’s OCD Institute. I am six months pregnant and I am sleeping on a small patch of the living room floor, because every bed, sofa, or other surface in my home feels contaminated to me. Not safe. I am a...

Mar 28, 2016

All in the Family at the OCD Institute

The OCD Institute (OCDI) is pleased to announce the commencement of a family support group for all family members of current OCDI patients. The group meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6pm and is led by family therapist, Thea...

Mar 28, 2016

The Roads Oft-Traveled: An Update on OCD Research

The beginnings of 2016 have been exciting times for the OCDI Office of Clinical Assessment and Research, as we expand the scope, scale, and impact of our work. Recent weeks have seen the lab make a big dissemination push at McLean Research Day and...

Mar 13, 2016

Brian Duffy, RN, Wins Spirit of Franciscan Award

Brian Duffy, RN, nurse manager for the McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program, was recently presented the Spirit of Franciscan Award, which honors an outstanding member of the hospital staff each year, according to Ralph J....

Mar 11, 2016

Too Many Self-Inflicted Deaths

Self-inflicted injury is now the 8th leading cause of mortality, while suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. That’s a stunning number of people dying by their own hand in one form or another, and in addition to...

Mar 2, 2016

Philanthropy Supports New Wing for Expanded Patient Care

Announced to the public on October 23, The Campaign for McLean Hospital has seen a $10 million increase since the fall and as of March 1 has reached $95.7 million toward its $100 million goal. One of the most recent campaign priorities to come to...

Feb 23, 2016

McLean Announces Completion of New Patient Wing

The recent completion of a 31-bed addition to McLean’s Admissions Building has significantly increased capacity and will help the hospital better meet the needs of patients and their families. The new wing provides expanded space for the...

Feb 21, 2016

7th Annual McLean Research Day Draws More than 200 Participants

More than 200 researchers and clinicians attended the seventh annual McLean Research Day on January 20 to learn about the latest scientific investigations and discoveries being made across the hospital. Details of new research projects were...

Feb 11, 2016

Faces in the Crowd—99 of Them

In viewing the 99 Faces Project—a diverse collection of portraits featuring people impacted by mental illness—it’s indistinguishable as to who are on the schizophrenia spectrum, who are on the bipolar spectrum, and who are the ones...

Jan 28, 2016

Depression Screening for All Adults Deserves a Thumbs Up

This week, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended that primary care physicians screen all adult patients, including pregnant women and new moms, for depression, and that’s good news for improving quality of care and quality of life...

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