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Oct 4, 2017

BPD Research at McLean: Improving Knowledge and Treatment

According to Mary C. Zanarini, EdD, director of the Laboratory for the Study of Adult Development at McLean Hospital, “Research has proven that borderline personality disorder is a valid psychiatric disorder and not a catch-all category for...

Sep 25, 2017

Kayla’s Road to Victory: Taking Care of Her Mental Health

The road to success is often neither short nor smooth. Kayla Harrison of Danvers, Massachusetts, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and the first American to win gold in judo. But she has not always been joyful and confident, as she was when she...

Aug 30, 2017

Supporting Resilience Amidst Adversity

Research has shown that many who face adversity in childhood feel its impact into adulthood. But that does not mean those who experience early challenges cannot thrive. McLean Hospital is a place where many patients get help with the problems they...

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

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

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

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...

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