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Partnership Helps Public Schools Support Student Mental Health

Growing up has never been easy. Multiply the normal angst of the teenage years by the deluge of smartphones, texts, tweets, Instagram photos, and Snapchat snaps. Then add the realities of post-9/11 societal stress, poverty, homelessness, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, and you have a new reality. That’s what was facing the Falmouth Public Schools in Massachusetts, when in 2016,...

A New Kind of Learning: McLean Teaches Schools in Joint Effort to Help Youth

They are teens, preteens, and even elementary school students who avoid school and rack up absences. They grapple with severe depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, and sometimes it gets so bad they need to be hospitalized. “I’ve been doing this a long time, and the number of kids who are struggling with mental health issues and the severity of those issues has increased...

McLean’s Anxiety Mastery Program Helps Kids and Families Get Back on Track

The children and adolescents who attend the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program (MAMP) often have lives that have gone painfully off-track: the high school senior whose perfectionism crowded out everything else in her life; the boy whose fear of germs rendered him unable to attend school for months; the teenager who was petrified of vomiting; and the 12-year-old girl with social anxiety who clung to...

Mastering Anxiety Disorders

Established in 2013, the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program (MAMP) is one of only a handful of programs in the country to provide intensive and evidence-based treatment for anxious youth. The program offers treatment for children and adolescents, ages 9 to 18, who suffer from social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobia(s) and obsessive compulsive disorder....