Mclean Hospital

McLean: The Gold Standard in Mental Health

Why Should You Choose McLean? Let Us Show You.

We are here to help. Call 617.855.3141.

Call 617.855.3141.

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McLean’s care is among the best in the world, and McLean is consistently ranked as a top hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals survey. We have been America’s top-ranked freestanding psychiatric hospital since 2002.

We recognize the critical importance of human interaction in successful treatment for the many conditions we treat. Clinicians and staff work together with patients to create customized treatment plans that focus on the individual’s goals, helping them learn the skills necessary to manage daily living.

No case is too challenging for McLean. We understand better than anyone that most individuals experience a variety of symptoms, many of which complicate a diagnosis. In fact, our clinicians specialize in caring for individuals with coexisting conditions.

Regardless of the diagnosis, we aim to set patients on the path to recovery in the clearest and simplest way to ensure continued success.

We’re Ready To Talk

If you or a loved one need help managing your mental health, contact us today so we can help you navigate treatment options to find the care you need.

Call us now at 617.855.3141.

Reasons to Trust McLean With Your Care

  • Mental health treatment is offered across an array of diagnoses, ages, and levels of care
  • Consistently ranked a Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
  • McLean’s enduring commitment to improving the lives of our patients and their families
  • Patient care is at the cutting edge of the field, informed by research and delivered by expert clinicians
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission, the national governing body for hospitals
  • A member of Mass General Brigham, giving patients access to untold medical consultation and other key resources
  • Psychiatry and psychology staff are members of the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School
  • Ongoing quality efforts, like gathering patient satisfaction responses and tracking treatment outcomes, ensures constant improvement in patient care
  • Our psychiatry residency training programs (in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital) and APA-approved pre-doctoral psychology internship are among the most sought after professional education programs in the country

Who We Treat

McLean offers high-quality mental health treatment throughout the life span and across a wide array of symptoms and diagnoses.

Our programs are ideal for those who are having trouble identifying mental health diagnoses or struggling with managing symptoms. We specialize in hard to treat cases and in working with individuals who have had previous treatment but did not achieve their desired care goals.

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McLean is a leader in the field of mental health

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Research Informed Care

McLean strives to shape the future of mental health diagnosis and care through innovative research. As a research leader, we have some of the best minds in the world working on discoveries that have major impacts on the field of mental health.

Our basic science and clinical researchers work daily to study the brain, pursuing investigations to find causes for specific mental illnesses. Despite taking many different research approaches, their common goal is to develop improved treatments for symptoms and disorders.

McLean maintains the largest neuroscience and psychiatry research program of any private psychiatric hospital in the U.S.

McLean’s treatment programs emphasize proven treatment models, often discovered or refined through research at McLean. With research at our fingertips, we are constantly improving treatment outcomes and the overall patient experience.

We relentlessly pursue breakthroughs that allow us to help more people. The more we discover the more we can normalize the public discussion around mental health.

What’s Keeping You From Seeking Care?

While people around the world may speak different languages and have cultures that are vastly different, there is one thing that affects every community: mental illness and the impact it has on individuals and families.

Many myths and misconceptions about mental health persist throughout the U.S. and around the world. Stigma often becomes a barrier to seeking care for mental health difficulties.

Stigma—it’s an ugly word, and it’s even uglier to experience. Stigma often brings experiences and feelings of shame, blame, hopelessness, distress, misrepresentation in the media, and reluctance to seek and/or accept necessary help.

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Dominique is a participant in McLean’s Deconstructing Stigma public awareness campaign

1 in 5 Americans will experience mental illness in his or her lifetime. It is something that affects us all. Yet 75% of people with mental illness say they have endured the pain of mental health stigma.

In fact, according to a study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior:

  • 38% of people do not want to move next door to someone who lives with mental illness
  • 56% do not want to spend an evening socializing with someone with mental illness
  • 33% do not want to make friends with someone who lives with mental illness
  • 58% do not want to work closely with someone with mental illness
  • 68% do not want someone with mental illness to marry into their family

If you are struggling with symptoms of an illness, or if you feel like no one would understand what you’re experiencing, you are not alone. McLean is here to help.

How McLean is Changing Attitudes About Mental Health

Through clear and precise efforts, McLean offers robust professional and public education to increase shared knowledge about mental illnesses.

Our initiatives span the globe. From the award-winning Deconstructing Stigma campaign to partnerships like that with the N.S. Vahia Foundation in Mumbai, India, McLean works to reduce misinformation and stigma and thereby increasing access to much needed care.

McLean’s international public awareness campaign Deconstructing Stigma is more than just a series of larger-than-life photographs of people affected by mental illness. It’s also honest, first-person takes about the mental health challenges faced by people around the world.

We also recognize the need for reliable and helpful mental health resources. In our free webinar series, McLean experts cover an array of mental health and wellness topics. The webinars are available for the public and professionals in hopes of promoting healthy individuals and communities.

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Students in India hold a human brain at a public exhibit

Brains Matter raises awareness about mental health issues through fun and educational outreach. Uniquely combining science, human brain specimens, and great activities, we deliver engaging and effective lessons on the inner workings of the brain. We also host discussions with neuroscientists and individuals living with mental health disorders. The programming was developed by McLean Hospital staff to help make psychiatry and neuroscience accessible to all.

We partner with individuals and organizations throughout the globe. Read more about our collaborations:

McLean is also at the forefront of training for those who work in the mental health field. For nearly 200 years McLean—a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital—has been providing the finest professional training and resources for a wide range of mental health care professionals. Our top-notch and fully accredited programming supports professional development with a focus on improving patient care.

Dedication to Our Work

McLean has been a leader in mental health care since it opened more than two centuries ago. For the entirety of our storied history, we have been passionate about what we do. From the founders of McLean to our current staff of more than 2,300 caring individuals, we work together to champion the field of mental health. We are here to support our patients and their families to minimize their struggle and inspire hope.

If you or a loved one need help managing your mental health, McLean is here to help. Contact us today so we can help you navigate treatment options to find the care you need. Call us now at 617.855.3141.

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