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Dec 12, 2016

Together, We Are Changing Thoughts About Mental Illness

I am pleased to introduce you to Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life. This public awareness campaign was developed by McLean Hospital in an effort to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also...

Dec 8, 2016

McLean Launches Its First National Public Awareness Campaign

They are musicians and librarians, fashion designers and 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...

Dec 3, 2016

PTSD: Can Genetics Affect Your Risk?

A majority of the US population is exposed to a psychological trauma during their life. For certain people, such as police officers, firefighters, or soldiers, the risk of experiencing trauma is even greater. However, only a fraction of those who...

Nov 11, 2016

Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?

The first psychiatric patient I evaluated—42 years ago—presented with delusions and mood swings. Based on those symptoms, our attending physician diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder. We medical clerks were confused by that...

Nov 3, 2016

Suicide Prevention Walk: Deconstructing Stigma

62 McLean employees and guests participated in the annual 3-mile American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Walk—and helped us deconstruct stigma—in Brighton’s Artesani Park on October 29. Along with helping AFSP to raise...

Nov 3, 2016

How Do You Climb Mountains?

With Autumn, his guide dog and partner by his side, Randy Pierce came to McLean last week—including visits to the Arlington School and Pathways Academy—to deliver inspirational and instructive stories about adversity, perseverance, and...

Oct 26, 2016

Marijuana Use Among Young People

In my research, I primarily focus on the neurocognitive effects of substance use, particularly marijuana. This includes medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. Much of my recent work has explored the effects of recreational marijuana use on...

Oct 25, 2016

New Study Targets Role of Specific Neurons in Fear Behaviors

In a recently published paper, Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, chief scientific officer for McLean Hospital and professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Kenneth M. McCullough describe their novel method for evaluating how a specific group...

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...

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