Coming on the heels of its successful educational webinar series aimed at increasing understanding of and reducing stigma about mental illness, McLean Hospital’s Office of Education Outreach has announced it is launching a new online series featuring popular authors.
“The idea for this new author discussion series came as a result of an outpouring of requests for a McLean book forum from people who have attended our webinars,” said Jennifer Kearney, host of McLean’s webinar series and Education Outreach communications manager. “We believe that offering this new forum will provide authors a great opportunity to discuss their mental health passion with an eager audience that is actively engaged in learning about mental health.”
Kearney noted that the McLean author series, being offered exclusively online, will launch on June 10 at 8pm, featuring popular writer, podcaster, and speaker Jill Stoddard, PhD. A psychologist, Stoddard is the author of “Be Mighty: A Woman’s Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance.” Her talk, like her book, will discuss women’s empowerment and explain the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).