McLean has commenced a collaboration with Beijing Zhaode.
This strategic collaboration aims to explore the viability of establishing high-quality services and mental health networks in China that may provide a full range of mental health offerings, such as residential care, counseling, and world-class training programs.
David Li, PhD, CEO of Beijing Zhaode, voiced his concerns with the lack of mental health resources for families and children in China. He also expressed his overwhelming gratitude to be collaborating with McLean. “I’ve been waiting for this moment,” Li said. Li worked for the Bank of China before joining Beijing Zhaode.
Other delegate attendees included Li’s daughter Jasmine, who is CEO of the education consulting arm of their business; Shen Peng and Lucy Kwan, CEO and Secretary General, respectively, of Zhoade Healthcare Management and Consulting.
Peng described the launch of the collaboration as “a historical and solid starting point.” He expressed his eagerness to begin working with McLean to find ways to help “individuals, families, and society.” Prior to Zhaode, Peng was the president and CEO of Evergrade Health Industry Group. Peng is a well-known expert in the medical device and data processing fields.
McLean has worked with several other international entities, including the National Rehabilitation Center in Abu Dhabi in 2011. Through this consultative work, McLean has helped promote the expansion of substance use treatment programs in the United Arab Emirates.
McLean also collaborated with the Nehru Science Centre (NSC) and the Dr. N.S. Vahia Foundation to develop and host the “Exploring Brain and Mental Health” exhibit at the NSC in Mumbai, India, in February 2019.
“Together, we are seeking to better understand the mental health needs in China—specifically those of children and adolescents,” said Scott L. Rauch, MD, McLean’s president and psychiatrist in chief. “And through this collaboration, there is tremendous potential to make a profound positive difference in the lives of individuals and families in China who are affected by psychiatric disorders.”
Rauch added some final words to commemorate the new collaboration.
“We look forward to building deep and enduring friendships throughout China,” said Rauch, “as we explore ways in which we can work together to improve care delivery, education, and research.”