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The support of people like you has helped make McLean the top psychiatric hospital in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

Your gift enables McLean to provide compassionate care, educate and train professionals, conduct cutting-edge research, and advance the field of mental health.

Ways to Give

Mary Belknap Society (Leadership Annual Giving) - Unrestricted gifts support a range of programs and help launch initiatives.

John McLean Society (Legacy Giving) - Leave a lasting gift through your estate plan.

Women’s Mental Health Leadership Council - Support mental health in women and girls.

Other Ways to Give - Options for charitable gifts include targeted giving and tribute gifts.

You can make a difference in the lives of people affected by psychiatric illness. Express your support of McLean now by making a secure online gift.

Contact

McLean Hospital Development Office
115 Mill Street
Mail Stop 126
Belmont, MA 02478-9106
Phone: 617.855.3415
Email: mcleandevelopment@partners.org

 

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Donor News and Patient Stories

Philanthropy news, patient stories, and more about inspiring members of the McLean community.

The Ride for Mental Health

The Ride for Mental Health

What started as an experiment has turned into a flourishing annual event that is changing the conversation about mental illness. Mac Dorris founded The Ride for Mental Health to support McLean, but also to pay tribute to his son Eric, who died at age 21 and who had struggled with mental illness.

The 2019 Ride is scheduled for June 22-23 in New Paltz, New York. Cyclists can choose courses of varying lengths through the gorgeous terrain of the Hudson Valley. Sign up now to be a part of “Team McLean.”

Join The Ride for Mental Health


Women’s Mental Health

Treatment at McLean

The need for novel, evidence-based care that addresses the specific mental health needs of girls and women is profound. McLean’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health focuses on wide-ranging efforts to provide world-class mental health care for women and girls throughout their lives.

A national leader in this emerging field, the center brings together an array of professionals with a wide range of psychiatric and scientific expertise whose collaborative efforts are improving the lives of girls and women—and their families.

Women’s mental health


Aaron’s Story

Patient Aaron

As a junior in high school Aaron hit what he called a “tipping point.” He felt like he was a soda bottle that had been shaken repeatedly until he finally exploded and told his parents that he wanted to take his own life. Despite therapy, Aaron did attempt suicide. Once his body healed, his parents found McLean’s 3East program.

Aaron was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and received the treatment he needed. The 3East staff worked with Aaron and his family, teaching them lifesaving dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills that would help them move forward.

“For me, McLean is a place that has transformed my life. It has changed the direction of it completely … so my world has been changed because of that.”

Watch Aaron’s story

A Legacy Made Simple

Trustey family

Did you know that you can support McLean Hospital without writing a check?

Many people tell us they would like to do more philanthropically for McLean, but are financially constrained by other obligations. A simple way you can make a gift—regardless of your age or income—is to name McLean as a partial or sole beneficiary of certain assets you own, like your retirement plan, life insurance policy, or bank account.

“In addition to supporting McLean now, my wife Deirdre and I wanted to make a gift to McLean at my death. We were advised that the most tax efficient method to do this was directly from my IRA.” says W. Lloyd Snyder III, McLean Trustee, pictured above.

Learn more about legacy gifts and the John McLean Society

McLean Award

McLean Award

The McLean Award is given to those who have raised awareness about mental health. This year, the honor was given to NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall, and accepted by his wife, Michi.

McLean Award recipients

Horizons

Horizons

The Winter 2019 edition of Horizons features the latest in philanthropic updates and innovative new initiatives at the forefront of mental health care, research, and training at McLean.

Read more in Horizons