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The support of people like you has helped make McLean the number one freestanding 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 (Planned Giving) - You can leave a lasting legacy through your estate plan.

Other Ways to Give - There are other options for your charitable gift including targeted giving and tribute gifts.

Donors like 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 to the McLean Fund or to the program of your choice.

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Phone: 617.855.3415

Donor News and Patient Stories

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

Judy Collins and David Barlow

McLean concluded its largest and most comprehensive fundraising initiative on December 31, 2016, surpassing the $100M goal by $7M and ahead of schedule. From seeding new clinical programs to funding novel research, and from expanding infrastructure to attracting world-class leaders, the campaign’s impact is apparent across the hospital.

Campaign eclipses $100M goal

Family riding bicycles

On June 24 and 25, 2017, the Dorris Family will host the inaugural Ride for Mental Health, one of the first charity bicycle rides in the country to support education, research and treatment for psychiatric illnesses. All proceeds will go to McLean Hospital in honor of a wonderful young man named Eric who died from mental illness at age 21.

Ride for mental health

Sadie's story

“I have really, really learned a lot about myself and how resilient I am. I don’t need to be the best; I just need to do what I love to the best of my ability.” – Sadie

Sadie has been dealing with issues of anxiety and OCD since she was very young. Concerned that she was heading for significant trouble, Sadie’s parents sought the help of the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program (MAMP), a four-week program that includes exposure therapy. Sadie embraced the treatment and acquired the tools she needs to manage her anxiety.

The McLean Anxiety Mastery Program is supported, in part, by philanthropy. To make a gift to MAMP, visit our giving page and select ‘Other’ and identify MAMP as the recipient of your support.

Watch Sadie’s journey

Dawn E. Sugarman, PhD, and Christopher M. Palmer, MD

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 family suggested that McLean leverage its extraordinary expertise to help others.

Donors inspire educational series

McLean Award

McLean Award

The McLean Award is given annually to those who have raised public awareness about mental health. This year, McLean honored singer-songwriter Judy Collins.

McLean Award recipients


Horizons Fall 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of Horizons highlights McLean’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health. McLean is at the forefront of recognizing the unique mental health needs of girls and women.

Read more in Horizons