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Patients & Families

By providing robust resources for our patients and families, McLean Hospital not only increases our commitment to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness, but also enhances the universal understanding of psychiatric illness and helps to reduce mental health stigma.

Guides to Care

Admissions Building

The Guides to Care at McLean Hospital provide an overview of what you can expect at McLean and answers to questions and concerns that patients and their families and friends may have.

Read the Guides to Care

Support Groups

Waverley Place

To complement our programs’ services and encourage individuals’ initiatives in their own recovery, many self-help groups are hosted by McLean.

Find a support group

Treatment and Resources by Condition


Learn more about treatment and resources for individuals with an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Anxiety and OCD

Find care and resources for anxiety and related disorders, such as obsessive compulsive disorder.

Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Support for individuals with serious and chronic mental illness on the path to wellness.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Learn more about the challenges of living with BPD, including care options and educational resources.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Help for children, teens and their families in navigating the challenges of seeking mental health care.


Find out more about depression, including treatment options and helpful resources.

Eating Disorders

Care and support for eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.

Older Adult Mental Health

Find out more about conditions, symptoms, and care unique to this age group.


Learn more about trauma, PTSD, and dissociative disorders, and ways to get help.

Clinical Resources

Support for mental health, from treatment services to informational resources.

Advisory Council

McLean’s Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) was established to serve as a forum to promote excellent patient and family-centered care.


Resource Center

The Cole Resource Center provides resources for patients and families including informational materials and educational opportunities.

Find resources


McLean’s public awareness campaign, Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life, works to erase the stigma surrounding mental health.

Deconstructing Stigma

Patient Medical Records

Patients seeking access to their medical records should contact McLean’s Health Information Management Department.

Medical records

BPD Webinar Series

The Borderline Personality Disorder Patient and Family Education Initiative offers resources for those affected by BPD.

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Emergency Care

If you or your loved one needs acute psychiatric care, McLean is here to help. Learn how to get support when it is needed most.

Get help