McLean Hospital’s Office of Education Outreach has received a grant from the Rare Impact Fund to expand its popular webinar series. With the funding, McLean will develop webinars focused on youth mental health and wellness for audiences in the U.S. and beyond. The series will guide teens, parents, educators, and coaches about best practices if they encounter a young person who might be struggling with their mental health.
- Grant presented by the Rare Impact Fund, the nonprofit affiliate of Rare Beauty, the beauty brand founded by Selena Gomez
- Funding will enable McLean to bring mental health education to a growing audience of teens, parents, and educators
The Rare Impact Fund is the nonprofit affiliate of Rare Beauty, the beauty brand founded by Selena Gomez. Rare Beauty is distributing $1.2 million to McLean and seven other organizations to expand mental health services in educational settings.
According to Scott J. O’Brien, McLean’s director of Education Outreach, the grant will allow McLean to address the many mental health challenges facing teens and young adults.
“Half of all cases of mental illness begin by age 14, and science tells us that identifying mental health conditions early in life changes outcomes,” he stated. “McLean Hospital is deeply invested in helping teens, parents, educators, and others recognize symptoms and understand the importance of addressing conditions such as depression, anxiety, and trauma disorders.”
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