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 and mental health. Previous honorees include singer and actress Selena Gomez, NFL star Brandon Marshall, ABC news anchor Elizabeth Vargas, and singer Judy Collins.
Mulaney, an Emmy Award-winning performer, through his comedy specials and media appearances, has been vocal about his own struggles with addiction, as well as the importance of seeking treatment.
His advocacy and willingness to speak candidly about his substance use disorder is bringing light and awareness to the importance of addressing addiction and supporting those in recovery.