Mental Health Webinars

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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 free, virtual sessions.

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My Story of OCD, as Patient—and Provider

As Nathaniel learned when he was a teenager scrubbing his hands at 4am, his fears associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) weren’t realistic. But in the moment, it didn’t matter, because it felt like his brain was turning against him. As he grew to understand his condition, he learned that OCD doesn’t have to play by the rules of science, it takes your creativity and runs wild with it.

Join us as Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD, shares his story of diagnosis and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, explains its impact on his career and passions, offers advice on authenticity and disclosing mental health conditions in the workplace, and answers audience questions about ways to deal with the challenges that life throws your way.

Join us: Tuesday, November 30 @ 2pm ET

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Tap Into the Power of Self-Compassion

Self-compassion, by definition, is acting kind while forgiving and nurturing yourself—but that’s just scraping the surface of its impact. It can improve your relationships, your well-being, and your mental health, including reducing feelings of anxiety and depression.

While some people are more compassionate to themselves than others, it can be learned and applied to your own life.

Join us as David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP, explains the impacts of self-compassion on our mental health, shares simple ways that we can become kinder to ourselves, and answers audience questions about how we can foster more compassion for ourselves and for one another.

Join us: Thursday, December 2 @ 11am ET

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Encore: Social Media & the Mind

Social media is well-known, but the effects of its long-term use are still relatively unknown. Many of us feel increasingly reliant on it, and its use—or trying to limit its use—can make us feel anxious, irritable, and even depressed.

What makes these platforms such a hard habit to break? And how can we recognize the signs of too much social media use and start to cut back?

In this previously recorded session, Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, explains the science behind what keeps us constantly coming back to social media outlets, shares how overuse impacts kids and teens differently than adults, and answers audience questions about how we can improve our digital habits.

Join us: Thursday, December 9 @ 11am ET

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The Silent Crises Around Male Body Image

For those who identify as male, body image issues aren’t often discussed yet still impact a major part of the population. Body positivity campaigns exist for women, but what about for men?

Add in workout plans for “bulking up,” filters on social media, and Hollywood hero complexes, and it can feel impossible for men to consider themselves masculine if they’re anything but what the media’s pushing at them.

How can we understand the short- and long-term impacts of negative body image in men? Even more importantly, how can we decrease feelings of shame and inadequacy to help increase body acceptance in males?

Join us as Roberto Olivardia, PhD, explains the impact of unaddressed image issues over a lifetime, shares ways to encourage body positivity in male populations, and answers audience questions about what we can do to improve self-esteem and reduce stigma and shame.

Join us: Wednesday, December 15 @ 11am ET

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2022 Webinars Coming Soon!

Our webinar series has more informative sessions planned through 2022 and beyond, with a special focus on child and adolescent mental health.

Upcoming topics will include:

  • Teen depression
  • Anxiety and OCD in children
  • Talking to a child about mental illness
  • Support for parents
  • Dedicated sessions for educators and administrators
  • And more

Be sure to check back soon or join our mailing list to be kept up to date on upcoming sessions.

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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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