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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

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

McLean patient, Chris

“Without McLean, I would have been a statistic” – Chris

Sixteen years ago, Chris was one of the “fortunate ones.” He was at work on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center’s south tower on September 11, 2001. Chris made it out before the towers collapsed—but many of his friends and colleagues did not.

Over time, Chris developed a significant alcohol use disorder. After nearly losing his job, his family, and his life, Chris sought treatment at Fernside, one of McLean’s Signature Recovery Programs, for both alcohol addiction and a co-occurring diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With the help of Dr. Rocco Iannucci and Dr. Melissa Moses, Chris is now healthy and sober, and enjoying life with his wife and daughters.

Watch Chris’ story

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

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 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