Public Awareness Related Content

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...

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

When Christine M. Crawford, MD, MPH, was doing her psychiatric rotation in medical school, she knew psychiatry was her calling. But when she shared that she decided to become a psychiatrist instead of specializing in another field of medicine, the response she received was one of disappointment....

In the Media: Fresh Start

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

McLean Hospital Receives Rare Impact Grant for Expansion of Webinar Series

McLean Hospital’s Office of Education Outreach has received a grant from the Rare Impact Fund to expand its popular webinar series. With the funding, McLean will develop webinars focused on youth mental health and wellness for audiences in the U.S. and beyond. The series will guide teens, parents...

Video: Identity and Its Relationship With Mental Well-Being

When asked to define the word “identity,” many think of their name or their job title. But identity is so much more than that—it is the sum of gender, sexuality, culture, ethnicity, and more. How we choose to identify ourselves can affect more than our driver’s licenses, LinkedIn accounts, or social...