Mental Health Webinars

Join us to learn more about mental health and well-being

McLean Hospital recognizes the need for reliable and helpful mental health resources. With this in mind, we have dedicated the time of our staff to ensure we are making free resources available for the public and professionals in hopes of promoting healthy individuals and communities.

If you have an idea for a webinar, please submit them to us by emailing Scott.

Please Note: Continuing education credits (CME, CEU) are not available for these webinars.

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Ask Me Anything About Kids, Screens & the Developing Brain

Screens can be beneficial. In the last year, they’ve been used as teaching tools, safe birthday parties, doctor’s visits, and more. Yet, despite their perks, prolonged and repeated use of screens seems like it can bring out the worst in some kids.

With all the content available in the palm of our hand, it can be difficult to put the smart devices down. After all, most of what’s out there today is designed to keep us coming back for more. But what’s happening in the still-developing brain from all the screen time? And how is all this digital activity impacting kids mentally, physically, and socially?

Join us as Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, shares insights about the addictive nature of smart devices, explains how we can all benefit from less screen time, and answers audience questions about breaking out of our digital habits.

Join us: Thursday, May 13 @ 11am EST

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Understanding the Link Between Physical and Mental Health

There are many associations between mental health and physical health. As the World Health Organization has stated, “There is no health without mental health.”

Physical activity and good nutrition have been proven to positively influence how we feel and can help manage the symptoms of numerous mental health conditions. On the other hand, poor physical health, including chronic physical conditions, can directly impact our state of mind.

So how can we better understand the link between the brain and the body? Furthermore, how can we incorporate positive mental health practices into both our day-to-day lives and the treatment of health conditions?

Join us as Dr. Christopher Palmer breaks down the connection between our physical and mental health, shares strategies to support our loved ones—and our own—health journeys, and answers audience questions about how we can feel better, mentally and physically.

Join us: Thursday, May 20 @ 2pm EST

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Reducing the Impact of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is often misunderstood and can be easily missed—or misdiagnosed—by experts. While many of us have come to believe that folks with DID jump between personas and personalities, a very small portion of those with the condition actually exhibit this behavior. The fact that symptoms can be easily missed without training can lead experts to treat the accompanying conditions, but not DID itself.

So if dissociative identity disorder is rarely outwardly expressed, how can we support those who are silently battling the condition? How can we better understand DID to help destigmatize it and its co-occurring mental conditions?

Join us as Dr. Milissa Kaufman explains the symptoms and impact of dissociative identity disorder, highlights why it may be difficult to recognize DID, and answers audience questions about tips for coping with dissociative disorders.

Join us: Thursday, May 27 @ 3pm EST

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What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About ADHD

Many kids—and adults—with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, report feeling like it’s hard to stay focused or organized. The inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and nonstop energy of ADHD can impact schoolwork, friendships, jobs, and relationships.

While it’s a common diagnosis, it still has a lot of stigma associated with it—especially when adults are symptomatic and are looking for help with the condition. But it’s important to remember that it’s never too late to recognize and treat ADHD as well as its commonly occurring mental health conditions.

Join us as Dr. Roberto Olivardia explains what ADHD is (and isn’t), offers tips and tricks to make the condition more manageable, shares his experiences of living with ADHD, and answers audience questions about the condition both in childhood and adulthood.

Join us: Tuesday, June 1 @ 11am EST

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Experts cover topics such as:

  • The relationship between diet and mental wellness
  • Child and teen mental health
  • Managing stress and burnout
  • Supporting loved ones with conditions including depression and borderline personality disorder
  • LGBTQ mental health
  • Many, many more

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Let’s Change Attitudes About Mental Health

Interested in hosting a lecture with a McLean clinician? Would your school or organization benefit from our mental health curriculums? Is your organization ready to partner with us to fight mental health stigma?

From community events to continuing education courses for mental health professionals, McLean is here to provide education support to students, health care professionals, and the public.

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