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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

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 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 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 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

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Search for Hope

Love took center stage when Scott Cummings met Janet Morrison some 25 years ago in Pittsburgh. Both were theater professors at Carnegie Mellon University. Eventually, their careers led them to Massachusetts to take up similar positions at Boston...

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...

Feb 21, 2017

Neuroscience in the Community

Education is one of the fundamental elements of the McLean mission and this winter and early spring, the hospital’s commitment to educating the public about mental health and neuroscience will be on display during a number of community events...

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