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May 1, 2015

Supporting McLean Today and Tomorrow: One Donor’s View

Betsy Wilgis is clear about why she has donated to McLean every year since 1999 and written a bequest to the hospital into her will. “They saved my life.” Mrs. Wilgis, a personal finance and healthcare manager from Baltimore, had been...

Apr 29, 2015

Philanthropy: Funding McLean’s future

Philanthropy takes many forms, and gifts of all sizes can nurture the full breadth of McLean’s mission. Sometimes, philanthropic giving transcends both time and the need to create something special, having a lasting impact on the hospital, as...

Apr 29, 2015

Web-Based Analysis: eBASIS

Thomas Idiculla, PhD, is devoted to learning—from colleagues and patients alike. As director of McLean’s Mental Health Services Evaluation Department/eBASIS, he spends his days analyzing and aggregating those lessons to bring about...

Apr 29, 2015

Addressing Patients’ Aftercare Needs

‘‘You Are Not Alone’’ In September, those words of support and wisdom were delivered not just verbally but also in writing to families and friends in the new Guide to Transitioning from Inpatient Care. Inspired by the...

Apr 17, 2015

A TMS Patient Loses Hope Midway Through Her Treatment

My name is Amy Widding and I have been working as a nurse in the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutic Program (PNP) for almost three years. I work two days a week in the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) clinic and once a week in the transcranial magnetic...

Mar 6, 2015

McLean Hospital Pays Tribute to Former Chief Shervert Frazier

Shervert H. Frazier, Jr., MD, psychiatrist in chief for McLean Hospital from 1972 to 1989 and a luminary and a force for change in the field of psychiatry, passed away on Tuesday. He was 93. “Dr. Frazier's impact at McLean and across the...

Jan 26, 2015

Elyn Saks: Making Peace with Mental Illness

When Elyn Saks spoke to a standing-room only crowd during a recent event at McLean Hospital, the crowd remained riveted for the full hour as she vividly recounted her unprecedented journey as a person living with schizophrenia. During her talk, Saks...

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