Child & Adolescent Related Content

Podcast: Ask Me Anything About Student Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Melinda Macht-Greenberg about how to support and check in on loved ones during the school year. Melinda discusses the mental health challenges students are facing and talks about child and adolescent mental health. Melinda Macht-Greenberg, PhD, is a Harvard-trained child...

Podcast: Mindfulness for Kids & Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about mindfulness and its benefits for kids and adolescents. Lisa provides a framework for mindfulness for kids, shares tips to get kids and teens involved in mindful practices, and talks about how we can all benefit from being a little more aware. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is...

Video: Helping Kids & Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum Thrive

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a very common developmental disability, impacting one in 54 children. What is true for one person with autism may not be true for another, which can be challenging for kids and teens with the condition as well as for caregivers trying to understand ASD. So, for...

Video: The Connections Between Parent & Child Mental Health

A child’s mental health is not just supported by their parents or caregivers—it can be shaped by them. Mentally healthy children rely heavily on them as the foundation for becoming independent, successful, happy adults. However, parents face plenty of challenges when looking after children, and...

Video: Ask Me Anything About Student Mental Health

School can be stressful for so many reasons. Whether a child is just starting daycare or finishing up a university degree, the mental toll of education can be overwhelming. New schedules, peer influence, and difficulty learning can all amount to an increase in mental health challenges. How can we...

Video: Lecture – Young Adult Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by Cindy H. Liu, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Visiting Scholar Series The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth many uncertainties and stressors that have had tremendous effects on the mental health of young adults. These issues have been made worse by ever-changing public health...

McLean Hospital Receives Rare Impact Grant for Expansion of Webinar Series

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...

Video: Easing Back-to-School Anxieties for Kids & Parents

Transitioning back to school can be nerve-wracking for parents and kids alike. Even without a pandemic, starting a new academic year can be stressful, anxiety-inducing, and frustrating for everyone involved. So how can we feel emotionally healthy in an unpredictable time for families? And when many...

Podcast: Let’s Talk About Child and Teen Mental Health

Today we talk to Dr. Lisa Coyne about child and teen mental health—discussing ways to navigate various conditions in kids and teens, methods to cope with anxiety around school, and strategies to develop a close bond with our children. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in...

Video: Gearing Up Your Kids for a Mentally Healthy Summer

After another disrupted school year, kids are adapting to the next new normal: summer vacation. Since screen times have been sky-high, social activities have been disrupted, and outdoor gatherings have been limited, maintaining child and teen mental health may require a little extra effort. So how...

Christian A. Webb, PhD, Receives Anne Marie Albano Award From ABCT

Christian A. Webb, PhD, received the 2021 Anne Marie Albano Early Career Award for Excellence in the Integration of Science and Practice from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Webb, who is the director of McLean’s Treatment and Etiology of Depression in Youth (TEDY)...

Finding Community, Purpose, and Healing at the Arlington School

Some days, Patrick Lovelace couldn’t make it until 3pm at his large public high school, and he’d call his mother to pick him up early. Other days, he refused to go altogether. His anxiety was crippling; healthy relationships were hard to nurture. So, when his family proposed that he check out McLean...

New Clinic Strives to Mitigate Risk of Developing Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder with psychotic features are diagnoses laden with stigma, and they can sound downright frightening. Child psychiatrist Perihan Esra Guvenek-Cokol, MD, an expert in psychotic disorders, doesn’t dispute their seriousness. But she knows that...

Compassionate Caregiving Born From Childhood Experience

“Compassionate curiosity.” It’s a philosophy that has guided Sophia L. Maurasse, MD, along her journey from a 10-year-old in war-torn Liberia—who was trying to understand why some soldiers could be helpful while others were threatening—to her current role working with children and adolescent girls...

How One Clinician Helps People Find Their Path

Teaching, mentoring, and helping others comes naturally to Fairlee C. Fabrett, PhD. As director of clinical training for McLean Hospital’s Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program, she supervises and supports post-doctoral fellows and clinical trainees, helping them gain the experience...