Public Awareness Related Content

Video: Deconstructing Stigma – Chris

As a participant in McLean’s Deconstructing Stigma campaign, Chris tells his story of his struggle with addiction and how getting the help he needed inspired him to fight stigma by talking openly about his recovery. “I work in the world of sports, where any perceived weakness is judged negatively...

Video: Deconstructing Stigma – Sean

As a participant in McLean’s Deconstructing Stigma campaign, Sean tells his story of his struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder and how getting the help he needed changed his life. Read more about Sean’s story. About Deconstructing Stigma Deconstructing Stigma: Changing Attitudes About Mental...

Selena Gomez’s Foundation Helps Expand Educational Outreach to Teens

Singer, actress, producer, and founder of Rare Beauty Selena Gomez uses her celebrity status and expansive platform to bring awareness to mental health. Now, her Rare Impact Fund has donated $100,000 to McLean to fund a series of free educational webinars targeting young people as well as the people...

Why Asian Americans Don’t Seek Help for Mental Illness

Mental health stigma affects all ethnicities, cultures, and nationalities, but Asian Americans may be more impacted than most. The National Latino and Asian American Study reported that while 18% of the general U.S. population sought mental health services and resources, only 8.6% of Asian Americans...

McLean Hospital Joins Forces To Boost Mental Health Awareness in Maine

McLean Hospital, Bangor International Airport (BGR), Northern Light Acadia Hospital, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine are bringing an inspirational exhibit highlighting stories of people living with mental illness to Maine. The goal of the exhibit, which will formally be...

Deconstructing Stigma: Remember to Live in the Moment

The following story features Meghan, a 27-year-old nanny in Massachusetts and participant in our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life mental health public awareness campaign. Learn more at DeconstructingStigma.org. A trip to the local market could send Meg into a severe state...

In the Media: Fresh Start

McLean Hospital’s popular webinar series is listed as a resource for learning new skills and building healthier habits.