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Oct 5, 2016

Unrestricted Gifts Enable Innovation and Strengthen Care

“McLean probably saved our daughter’s life,” says donor Maggie Tyler, a Mary Belknap Society member along with her husband, Lee Rubenstein. Maggie Tyler and Lee RubensteinSociety members make annual unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or...

Oct 5, 2016

2016 McLean Award Honoree Judy Collins Makes Beautiful Music

Legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins received the 2016 McLean Award before more than 400 members of the McLean community at the hospital’s Annual Dinner on June 7, 2016. McLean President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD,...

Oct 4, 2016

Depression Screening: Help Yourself, Help Others

National Depression Screening Day, held on October 6 this year, helps raise awareness about depression and the importance of getting screened. McLean Hospital is proud to partner again with Mental Health, Inc., to promote mental health screening and...

Sep 16, 2016

Nursing Quality Improvement Ideas

Nursing is a unique, identifiable and autonomous profession with the right, duty, responsibility, and expertise to determine the scope and standards of nursing practice. Providing high-quality care to patients is a priority for professional nursing...

Aug 26, 2016

McLean Tunnels Will Soon Become an Art Gallery

The McLean Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) recently asked the McLean community for help in enhancing the look and feel of the hospital’s tunnel system. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Sixty-four artists, including current...

Aug 26, 2016

Technology: Modern Help for the Aging Mind

Digital technology isn’t just a domain for younger generations. It also has amazing potential for activating the mind and improving the quality of life in older adults.

Aug 2, 2016

The Marijuana Debate: A Conversation with Staci Gruber, PhD

For more than 20 years, Staci Gruber, PhD, director of McLean Hospital’s Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has dedicated her work to uncovering the mysteries of marijuana...

Aug 2, 2016

Living a Healthy Life Without Alcohol

By 5pm, Kathy Stafford’s busy day with the kids was winding down and she would reach for a glass of wine. But as time went on, one glass in the early evening wasn’t enough. “I found myself wanting and having a glass of wine well...

Aug 2, 2016

Tapering Off Addictive Therapies

Recent studies show more American adults are filling prescriptions for benzodiazepines and are receiving increasing quantities of medication throughout their course of treatment. At the same time, 31 percent of the nearly 23,000 prescription...