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 Marijuana, CBD, and Mental Health

The brain is a complicated organ. When introduced to substances, its functions can be either enhanced or impaired. Depending on the person and their use of marijuana, the mind—and the body—can can be impacted in a variety of ways.

While every person’s response to marijuana or cannabinoid (CBD) products is different, there is growing evidence that cannabis can have a major impact on mental health.

So how do we separate the facts from the hype? What products can help us with mental health symptoms? And is there a major difference between recreational and medical marijuana use?

Join Dr. Staci Gruber as she addresses the myths and misconceptions of marijuana, discusses groundbreaking research on cannabis, and answers audience questions about the intersection of marijuana and mental health.

Join us: Thursday, April 22 @ 11am EST

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Maintaining a Mentally Healthy Relationship

One of the relationships most impacted by mental health—or illness—is the relationship between you and your partner. While no two relationships are alike, all relationships can benefit from open lines of communication, addressing stigma, and building on skills to cope and navigate through challenges together.

Join us as Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, highlights the effects of mental wellness on relationships, explores the ways in which communication can positively impact the relationship’s dynamic, and answers audience questions about the importance of working through challenges together.

Join us: Thursday, April 29 @ 11am EST

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Relieving Pain’s Impact on Mental Well-Being

Pain is something we all experience throughout our lives. But for some of us, physical pain is acute and ongoing. When it lingers, this chronic pain can impact our daily lives and our emotional well-being and can lead to a lower quality of life. Many folks with chronic pain report experiencing anxiety and depression.

If living with daily pain is both physically and mentally taxing, how can we work towards loosening its grip on us? And if therapies are suggested, how do we know what will work best for the pain we’re coping with?

Join us as Laura Payne, PhD, explains the protective purposes of pain, breaks down chronic discomfort’s relationship to our mental health, and answers audience questions about the intersection of pain and emotional management.

Join us: Wednesday, May 5 @ 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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