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John Mulaney Receives 2023 McLean Award for Mental Health Advocacy

Recently, McLean Hospital was proud to honor actor, writer, and comedian John Mulaney with the 2023 McLean Award at the hospital’s Annual Dinner held on November 3 after a three-year hiatus. McLean presents the award to individuals who have furthered the public’s understanding of psychiatric illness...

Celebrating a New Era in Psychiatric Research

“It’s an honor and a responsibility to live up to the traditions of everyone whose work and dreams have been supported by the Rappaport Foundation in the fields of medical research, the arts, and public policy,” said Bill Carlezon, PhD , chief of McLean’s Rappaport Center of Excellence in Basic...

McLean Board of Visitors Convenes in a Day of Learning and Connection

After two years of gathering virtually, the McLean Board of Visitors came together in person on May 3, 2023, for the group’s annual meeting. For many, it was a reunion of sorts—old friends getting reacquainted after a prolonged absence and new members introducing themselves and forming connections...

Understanding Gender Differences in Mental Illness

Late in her medical residency, Amanda Sedgewick, DO , was running treatment groups for women with substance use disorders. Patients would disappear from treatment for weeks at a time and Sedgewick realized they were in abusive relationships—which was keeping them away from the clinic. So, she began...

Horizons – Fall 2023

The increase of public awareness is a crucial positive aspect of our nation’s mental health crisis. It is an important step in the right direction. But we also need effective treatments backed by solid research and delivered by skilled caregivers. Even with all of that, we need ongoing efforts to...

Tackling the Mental Health Crisis Among Young People—One Intern at a Time

You need only turn on the nightly news to be reminded of the mental health crisis facing today’s young people. According to Daniel P. Dickstein, MD, FAAP , chief of McLean’s Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, providing access to care in an efficient, affordable...

One Donor Asks: What Are We Doing This Year?

When long-time supporter Ann O’Keefe talks about McLean, she uses words like “scale,” “impact,” and “sustainability.” Ann is both eloquent and elegant in her approach to philanthropy and has honed her efforts into a process that both speaks to her own passions and provides maximum impact for McLean...

Community Fundraising Takes Hold at McLean

As two grateful families recently discovered, you don’t need to be a professional fundraiser to raise money for McLean . With support from the hospital’s online DonorDrive platform, the Smith and Merhige families turned their passion for helping those with mental illness into dollars supporting...

Horizons – Spring 2023

Welcome to the spring 2023 edition of Horizons. We’re sure you will notice the new look of our print magazine (available below), which reflects our deepening integration with Mass General Brigham, our parent health care system. As its largest provider of behavioral and mental health services, McLean...

Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Q&A With Daniel P. Dickstein, MD, FAAP

Daniel P. Dickstein, MD, FAAP , newly minted chief of McLean’s Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has a big vision. His enthusiasm and passion are contagious. Dickstein, a physician-scientist who is uniquely triple board-certified in pediatrics, adult psychiatry...

McLean Offers Support and Expertise to Massachusetts Schools

After a two-week stay at a psychiatric facility, a ninth-grader was scheduled to return to school. But she begged to be allowed to stay home that first day, and her parents acquiesced, worried that returning too soon would trigger a rehospitalization. A day turned into a week, and the school...

Improving Child and Adolescent Care With “Big Data”

All too often, getting to the right diagnosis and treatment plan for a mental health disorder is a time-consuming, confusing, and stressful progression of guesswork, trial and error, and missed opportunities. This painful scenario is only intensified when it’s a child who is struggling. Dr. Alex De...

One Donor Offers a Lifetime of Support

Philanthropy is often an expression of connection and meaning, and for Joan Collins, giving to McLean has been about both gratitude and reducing stigma. From gifts to improve patient comfort to bolstering research and supporting the hospital overall with unrestricted gifts, Collins has been an...

Horizons – Winter 2023

The landscape of mental health treatment and research is ever-changing, as are the ways in which McLean continues to transform itself to meet the increasing needs in this field. Our venerable and long-lived organization continues to reinvent itself, expanding services, enhancing treatments...