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Supporting Mental Health in Women and Girls

Women’s Mental Health Leadership CouncilThe Women’s Mental Health Leadership Council is a group of influential women with a strong interest in and dedication to improving mental health care for women and girls, and a willingness to make women’s mental health a philanthropic priority.

Council members learn about the unique factors involved in women’s mental health and McLean’s pioneering role in this field through a number of efforts.

The On Women’s Minds luncheon series, provides opportunities to connect with other members and participate in discussions and presentations led by McLean experts on topics such as depression and anxiety, women and addiction, eating disorders, healthy brain and aging, women and trauma, college transition, and the role of family in the age of anxiety.

Members also receive informational updates such as email newsletters, and have the opportunity to attend scholarly lectures offered at McLean— like the continuing education series Grand Rounds—as well as tours and other McLean events.

Armed with up-to-date research and treatment information, council members advocate for women’s mental health by engaging around this topic with others in their spheres of influence. As advocates, members often speak openly about mental illness thereby helping to spread awareness and reduce the stigma of a psychiatric diagnosis.

Members are asked to support the center with a $1,500 annual gift to support the research, educational, and clinical initiatives of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health.

The Women’s Mental Health Leadership Council is led by co-chairs Kristine M. Trustey and Carroll C.D. Pierce. Read more about the council in a recent issue of Horizons.

Join the Women’s Mental Health Leadership Council

Council membership continues to grow. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Collins-Moore at 617.855.4596.

To join, please make your contribution today.

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