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Running Against Stigma, Not Away From It

On April 17, 2017, Ana Febres-Cordero, a suicide survivor, and her father Rafael ran the Boston Marathon to support public awareness and outreach programs focused on eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness. Ana was inspired to partner with McLean Hospital to develop...

Supporting McLean Today and Tomorrow: One Donor’s View

Betsy Wilgis is clear about why she has donated to McLean every year since 1999 and written a bequest to the hospital into her will. “They saved my life.”

Mrs. Wilgis, a personal finance and health care manager from Baltimore, had been struggling with treatment-resistant...

Mission Possible: Buzz Aldrin Shares His ‘Magnificent Desolation’

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin may have made it to the moon, but his journey upon returning to Earth was, by his own account, an even greater challenge. When he returned from the Apollo mission in 1969, Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, struggled with both the exhilaration and overwhelming public notoriety of...

Depression Treatment Is ‘A Miracle’ For One Patient

Martha Keith leans back in what looks like a dentist chair as Heather Gallagher, RN, takes scalp measurements to pinpoint exactly where electric pulses will be aimed. Gallagher then brings a nearby machine’s electromagnetic coil next to Keith’s head and turns on the device. Keith closes her eyes and...

McLean Launches Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research

Depression, anxiety, and stress are a debilitating triad. About one in six Americans will suffer from depression at some point in his or her life; one in four will struggle with an anxiety disorder. Often, the two go hand in hand, triggered by stressors like childhood neglect or the death of a loved one. Left...

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