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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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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

Mac Dorris with Drs. Ressler and Rauch

Spring is coming!

Dust off your bicycles and register for the next Ride for Mental Health on June 23-24, 2018.

Join The Ride

Mac Dorris had a vision to create a charity bike ride for mental health, and within a short six months of intensive planning, Mac hosted The Ride for Mental Health—the first of what he hopes will be an annual event to help change how people think about mental illness. He had two immediate goals: to enlist 100 cyclists in the inaugural ride and to raise $100,000 for McLean. He met both!

Ride for mental health

Abby and Mary, participants in Deconstructing Stigma

“Without McLean, I’m not really sure where I’d be…or if I’d be.” – Abby

Teenage sisters Abby and Mary both struggled with anxiety, depression, and self-harming behaviors. Abby found herself unable to spend a full day at school, sleeping through the day or crying uncontrollably. She received treatment at McLean SouthEast in the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Program.

When younger sister Mary exhibited similar symptoms, their mother knew exactly where to turn. Today, the sisters support each other and are open about their experiences and their ongoing recovery. They credit McLean with teaching them skills to regain control of their lives.

To help reduce the stigma associated with a psychiatric diagnosis, the girls are also participants in McLean’s Deconstructing Stigma public awareness campaign.

Watch their story

Trustey family

Women’s mental health—a relatively new, but rapidly evolving domain of psychiatry—received a tremendous boost with the creation of the Kristine M. Trustey Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at McLean. Philanthropist and mental health advocate Kristine Trustey established the chair in recognition of the hospital’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health. Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, who is currently chief of the center and the hospital’s chief academic officer, will serve as the inaugural incumbent.

Endowed chair supports mental health needs of girls and women

McLean Award

McLean Award

The McLean Award is given annually to those who have raised public awareness about mental health. This year, McLean honored journalist Elizabeth Vargas.

McLean Award recipients


Horizons Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 edition of Horizons features the latest in philanthropic updates and innovative new initiatives at the forefront of mental health care and research at McLean.

Read more in Horizons