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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

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

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-...

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 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 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...

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