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McLean Hospital – A Leader in Mental Health

As a leader in the field, McLean Hospital is committed to offering world-class patient care, conducting cutting-edge research, and delivering exceptional education for mental health professionals and the general public.

McLean Team Wins Technology Competition

A McLean team took home the top prize in the 2017 Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge for their proposal to translate a highly effective addiction treatment into a platform for mobile phones and other devices. Led by Cheryl Cronin, MBA, MA, the team consists of clinicians and staff from McLean’s Center of Excellence in Substance Use Disorders, including Fernside, one of McLean...

Program Newsletters Educate Staff and Streamline Communication

Staff at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Inpatient Program have noticed a significant drop in emails from Christopher A. Richard, BSN, RN, the nurse manager for the program. That’s because about a year and a half ago, Richard began publishing a two-page weekly newsletter chock full of timely information on everything from policy reminders to new hires. The publication also includes Joint...

Mallya Selected as Recipient of 2016 Cole Award

Gopinath K. Mallya, MD, medical director of McLean’s Adult Outpatient Services and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Jonathan O. Cole Award. The annual award was established by the Gifford family in 2006 to honor Cole—a former McLean psychiatrist and chief of psychopharmacology who was internationally known for...

Psychiatrists Without Borders: Collaborating Across Cultures

Language barriers and cultural differences had little effect as McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School scientists and their colleagues from the Chinese Society of Psychiatry convened in early October to launch the first conference of the McLean Hospital-Chinese Society of Psychiatry Initiative in Psychiatry (MCIP). The three-day conference, held at McLean’s Belmont, Massachusetts, campus,...

Philanthropy Supports New Wing for Expanded Patient Care

Announced to the public on October 23, The Campaign for McLean Hospital has seen a $10 million increase since the fall and as of March 1 has reached $95.7 million toward its $100 million goal. One of the most recent campaign priorities to come to fruition, thanks to an extraordinary $5 million gift from an anonymous donor family, was the completion of a new wing on the Admissions Building. This...

McLean Announces Completion of New Patient Wing

The recent completion of a 31-bed addition to McLean’s Admissions Building has significantly increased capacity and will help the hospital better meet the needs of patients and their families. The new wing provides expanded space for the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program, the Short Term Unit, and office accommodations for clinical and associated research and support staff...

New Initiative for McLean and Chinese Researchers to Help Foster Advances in Mental Health Care

Researchers from McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School and the Chinese Society of Psychiatry will convene October 4-6 on McLean’s Belmont campus, launching the first conference of the McLean Hospital-Chinese Society of Psychiatry Initiative in Psychiatry (MCIP). The MCIP was established to foster collaborations among clinician investigators specializing in major psychotic and mood...

Did We Do the Right Thing? Choosing Tenderness Over a Strict Behavioral Plan

My name is Jeannie Kingsley. I’m a nurse on the Short Term Unit. Our patients are in crisis and need a brief hospitalization in order to stabilize. They arrive with all sorts of diagnoses, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder and occasionally psychotic disorders. We keep them safe, evaluate their needs and begin discharge planning as...

Imaging Innovations: Two Groundbreaking Techniques Offer the Possibility of Direct Relief

Innovations in neuroimaging enable McLean scientists to investigate the structure and function of the brain to diagnose and develop treatments for many mental health conditions. Now two groundbreaking techniques go a step further: offering the possibility of direct relief from memories of traumatic events and bipolar or major depression. Edward G. Meloni, PhD, assistant psychologist (left), and...

Molly Jepsen: From MHS to Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Working as a mental health specialist (MHS) at McLean inspired and supported Molly Jepsen as she planned her career path. In fact, serving as an MHS has also clarified work choices for many of her colleagues. Some decide to attend nursing or medical school, while others train for social work or counseling. “Being an MHS at McLean is a great experience. It means being immersed in the milieu...

The Pavilion Sets Patients on the Path to Recovery

Jill Lenhardt, 38, had never experienced any psychiatric issues until her eldest son was born. At that point, “I was on a high; what I describe as semi-manic,” recounts Lenhardt, the mother of three boys under age 10. “This phase would last for several months, then I would crash.” After her second son’s birth in 2003, she sought help first from a psychotherapist and...

Building Bridges to Campuses: Partnership with Local Colleges Offers Resources, Support

For college students diagnosed with psychiatric illness, campus life can be overwhelming. Newly diagnosed students are often confused about how to manage their illnesses while at school; those who have been hospitalized worry about keeping up with their studies and negotiating their social lives. According to Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD, director of McLean’s College Mental Health...

A Step Up: Updated Facilities, Streamlined Admissions Enhance Patient and Family Experience

In general hospitals across the country, the emergency room (ER) can be a frightening place for families with loved ones in psychiatric crisis. Patients are often distraught and family members distressed. Long waits for psychiatric beds in Massachusetts and beyond can compound this anxiety and fear. Thanks to the renovation and expansion of McLean’s Clinical Evaluation Center (CEC) and...

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