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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Upcoming Webinars

Build Better Habits, Starting Today

We all find ourselves with a collection of habits—good ones and bad ones. While we know some of the more popular bad habits, like nail-biting, there are other lesser-known traits, like perfectionism, that can negatively impact our mental health.

So what makes a habit good for us? And how can we start adding more good practices into our daily lives—without feeling overwhelmed?

Join us as Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, answers audience questions about the mental health benefits of good habits and explains why we can all benefit from having routines and what the perks are of starting small.

Join us: Thursday, March 11 @ 12pm EST

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Good Nights, Better Days—Sleep’s Relationship to Mental Health 

Sleep is as essential to our health as eating, drinking, and breathing. Though many of us are sleep-deprived, those of us with mental health conditions are more likely to feel the impact of less sleep—and sleep problems tend to affect upwards of 80% of patients in psychiatric practices.

How can we treat sleep disorders and mental health conditions? Are there ways to improve our quality of life through a good night’s sleep? And what can science show us about how our mental health is affected by how we’re sleeping?

Join us as John Winkelman, MD, PhD, explains the relationship between sleep disorders and our brains, provides a look into the impact of our sleep cycles, and answers audience questions about sleep and mental health.

Join us: Tuesday, March 16 @ 11am EST

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Tips for Overcoming Self-Loathing

Self-hatred, or self-loathing, is a common and painful experience for people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and related disorders. However, none of the major treatments specifically target this symptom. Treating severe, chronic self-loathing can be challenging for the clinician and disheartening for the patient, as standard approaches are often ineffective.

Join us as Dr. Blaise Aguirre looks at the nature and presentation of self-loathing, considers its development in people living with BPD and related conditions, reviews the literature on the topic, and suggests some approaches to consider in tackling the experience of self-hatred.

Join us: Tuesday, March 16 @ 6:30pm EST

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Love Your Life Through the Science of Happiness

So many of us want to be the people who leap out of bed and start the day with a giant smile and a genuine joy for what their day holds. The weight of our responsibilities and stressors may make this unbridled happiness seem like a difficult feat—or one that we have to “fake it ’til we make it.”

Add in unexpected curveballs—like a pandemic—and this kind of happiness may feel like an impossibility.

While it may seem hard to imagine, we can learn to enjoy the little things, accept the plot twists in life, boost our moods, and stop self-sabotaging behaviors.

Join us as Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, shares insights about positive psychology, provides tools and tips from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to better handle unexpected stressors, and answers audience questions about how we can be happier, one day at a time.

Join us: Thursday, March 18 @ 11am EST

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Ask Me Anything About Emotional Regulation and BPD

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is fundamentally a disorder of instability, whether in relationships, emotions, behavior, or self-regulation. These instabilities can impact not just our day-to-day, but our relationship with our loved ones.

So how can we acknowledge our vulnerabilites, control our impulses, regulate our emotions, and continue on a journey of healing? And if we are supporting a loved one, how do we go about helping them?

Join us as Lois W. Choi-Kain, MD, MEd, discusses overcoming challenges with emotional regulation, provides skills to improve interpersonal hypersensitivity, and answers audience questions about emotions and borderline personality disorder.

Join us: Tuesday, March 23 @ 12pm 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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