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Cricket Legend Shane Warne Attends Opening of “Exploring Brain and Mental Health” Exhibit at the Nehru Science Centre

The “Exploring Brain and Mental Health” exhibit opened at the Nehru Science Centre (NSC) in Mumbai, India, on Monday, February 11, 2019. Developed by McLean Hospital, a leading psychiatric hospital in the United States, in collaboration with the NSC and the Dr. N.S. Vahia Foundation, the exhibit aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. The exhibit features interesting...

Deconstructing Stigma: I’m a Survivor

The following story features Robert, a participant in our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life mental health public awareness campaign. Told through the eyes of its participants, this campaign boldly challenges the misconceptions of what those with mental illness look like and is intended to spark conversation. To learn more, visit DeconstructingStigma.org. Robert is an...

How Can We Break Mental Health Barriers in Communities of Color?

When I was in medical school and did my psychiatric rotation, I immediately knew psychiatry was my calling. However, when I announced to my friends and family that I had decided to become a psychiatrist instead of specializing in another field of medicine, the response I received was one of disappointment and, in some cases, disgust. One person asked why I didn’t want to become a “...

Have You Been Listening to McLean’s New Podcast, Mindful Things?

McLean Hospital has launched its first-ever podcast—Mindful Things. This new audio series explores mental health through frank, in-depth, personal, and sometimes difficult conversations about the many things that affect our mental well-being. “Mindful Things is a component of a larger public mental health initiative that Public Affairs is launching in 2019, with a focus on reducing...

Deconstructing Stigma: Therapy Truly Saved My Life

The following story features Ivy, a participant in our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life mental health public awareness campaign. Told through the eyes of its participants, this campaign boldly challenges the misconceptions of what those with mental illness look like and is intended to spark conversation. To learn more, visit DeconstructingStigma.org. An “evil...

Why We Oppose Question 1: Experienced Nurse Shares Her Perspective

In November 2018, Massachusetts residents will vote on ballot Question 1, a proposed law that would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. This will be devastating for behavioral and mental health facilities. Concerned by the negative impact that this proposed law would have on overall patient care,...

Ballot Question 1: McLean’s Clinical Staff Voice Their Opposition

On Tuesday, November 6, Massachusetts residents will vote on ballot Question 1, a proposed law that would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals. This will be devastating for behavioral and mental health facilities. Concerned by the negative impact that this proposed law would have on overall patient care, McLean staff are voicing their...

Why We Oppose Question 1: A Parent Explains Her Position

In November 2018, Massachusetts residents will vote on ballot Question 1, a proposed law that would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. This will be devastating for behavioral and mental health facilities. Concerned by the negative impact that this proposed law would have on overall patient care,...

Get Out and Vote! Your Voice Matters

Election Day, November 6, is less than a week away, and citizens across the United States will exercise their constitutional right to vote for their local, state, and federal political representatives in the mid-term elections, while also casting ballots for local and state ballot questions. Among the most heated ballot questions in Massachusetts are: Question 1, which proposes to limit how...

Why We Oppose Question 1: Thoughts From an Experienced Nurse

In November 2018, Massachusetts residents will vote on ballot Question 1, a proposed law that would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. This will be devastating for behavioral and mental health facilities. Concerned by the negative impact that this proposed law would have on overall patient care,...

Vote No on Question 1: Facts and Figures

Next Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Massachusetts voters will vote on ballot Question 1—an initiative that, if passed, has the potential to adversely affect health care and specifically, devastate the mental health system statewide. Driven by the Massachusetts Nursing Association, a union that represents about 25 percent of the nurses in Massachusetts, ballot Question 1 seeks to impose rigid...

Why We Oppose Question 1: Mental Health Counselor Voices Her Concerns

In November 2018, Massachusetts residents will vote on ballot Question 1, a proposed law that would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. This will be devastating for behavioral and mental health facilities. Concerned by the negative impact that this proposed law would have on overall patient care,...

Voting on Massachusetts Ballot Question 3

We strive to ensure that McLean Hospital is a diverse and inclusive environment, where everyone feels safe, respected, and free to be themselves without judgment or prejudice, and we firmly stand in support of our friends, colleagues, and patients who are transgender. This is why we are concerned about ballot Question 3, which, if defeated, could abolish the state law that bans discrimination...

Why We Oppose Question 1: Staff Nurse Shares His Perspective

In November 2018, Massachusetts residents will vote on ballot Question 1, a proposed law that would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. This will be devastating for behavioral and mental health facilities. Concerned by the negative impact that this proposed law would have on overall patient care,...

Why We Oppose Question 1: Thoughts from a Psychiatric Nurse

In November 2018, Massachusetts residents will vote on ballot Question 1, a proposed law that would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. This will be devastating for behavioral and mental health facilities. Concerned by the negative impact that this proposed law would have on overall patient care,...

Why We Oppose Question 1: Patient Care Services Leader Shares Her Perspective

In November 2018, Massachusetts residents will vote on ballot Question 1, a proposed law that would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. This will be devastating for behavioral and mental health facilities. Concerned by the negative impact that this proposed law would have on overall patient care,...

Why We Oppose Question 1: McLean Nurse Shares His Perspective

In November 2018, Massachusetts residents will vote on ballot Question 1, a proposed law that would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. This will be devastating for behavioral and mental health facilities. Concerned by the negative impact that this proposed law would have on overall patient care,...

McLean Hospital Opposes Massachusetts Ballot Question 1

This letter, drafted by the multidisciplinary leadership team from across McLean Hospital’s seven divisions, outlines why Question 1 is bad for the health of Massachusetts citizens. Dear Members of the McLean Hospital Community: This November, voters across Massachusetts are being asked to cast a ballot that has the potential to devastate the mental health system statewide. Driven by the...

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