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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 introduces 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...

May 1, 2017

Year in Review 2016: Inspiring Minds

True to our mission and values, the McLean Hospital community of more than 2,000 faculty and staff strives to deliver ever better compassionate care, conduct pioneering research designed to translate discoveries into better outcomes, and provide...

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 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

Grateful Family Helps McLean Expand Access to Care

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex mental illness characterized by emotional hypersensitivity and unstable behaviors that is often misdiagnosed. Some clinicians avoid patients with BPD, believing they are difficult to work with and...

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

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 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...

Mar 8, 2017

Ana’s Marathon Fund: Running Against Stigma, Not Away From It

On April 17, 2017, Ana Febres-Cordero, a suicide survivor, and her father Rafael will run the Boston Marathon to support public awareness and outreach programs focused on eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness. Ana was inspired to partner...

Mar 3, 2017

College Mental Health: A Checklist for Parents

Approximately four million students will enroll in college for the first time this year, and the transition to university life can be overwhelming. Coupled with the known fact that many mental health issues often emerge during an individual’s...

Mar 2, 2017

Looking Toward the Future: Older Adults and Mental Illness

Through innovative initiatives and the integration of clinical care and research, Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, chief of McLean’s Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, is looking to improve mental health care for older adults—something that is...

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