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College Mental Health Program
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Alcoholics Anonymous

Tuesdays, 8 pm, Room 132, de Marneffe bldg.
Thursdays, 8 pm, Room 132, de Marneffe bldg.
Fridays, 8 pm, Room 132, de Marneffe bldg.
Saturdays, Noon, Room 132, de Marneffe bldg.
Call (617) 426-9444 for information

Cole Mental Health Consumer Resource Center

Fall, Winter, Spring hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Summer hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm.
de Marneffe bldg.
Call (617) 855-3298 for information

DBSA Boston (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Boston)
Formerly MDDA Boston (Manic Depressive Depressive Association)

Office open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10 pm - 4 pm
Room 118-119, de Marneffe bldg.
Wednesdays, 7 pm, de Marneffe bldg.
Drop-in groups, Mondays, Thursdays, Friday and Saturday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Room 118-119
de Marneffe bldg.
Call (617) 855-2795 for information

Nar-Anon Family Group

Mondays, excluding holidays, 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm
Room 132, de Marneffe bldg.
Call (781) 245-6784 for information

New England Personality Disorder Association

Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM (Monthly)
de Marneffe Building (cafeteria) Room 132
115 Mill St. McLean Hospital
Belmont, MA 02478
Call (617) 855-2680 for more information

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

Lecture and Support Group
First Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
de Marneffe bldg.

S.M.A.R.T. (Self Management And Recovery Training)

Mondays, 7:30 pm, de Marneffe cafeteria
Call (781) 891-7574 for information

Other Helpful Information

Continuing Education Department

The McLean Hospital Grand Rounds will be held weekly on Thursdays, from noon to 1 pm, in the deMarneffe 132 conference room on the McLean campus. The free presentations are made by well-known experts on academic, clinical or research topics in psychiatry and are open to the public. The department also offers tuition-based courses in psychiatry and neurology to health-care professionals and consumers. Continuing education credits for professionals of all disciplines are available. Registration is required.

Call (617) 855-3152 for information.

Legal Services

As part of its educational mission, the department offers the following information free of charge for its patients and families:

Call (617) 855-2197 for information.

Jonathan O. Cole, MD, Mental Health Consumer Resource Center

The Jonathan O. Cole, MD, Mental Health Consumer Resource Center, a collaborative project of McLean Hospital and the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Boston (DBSA-Boston), stocks an extensive array of free resource materials on all psychiatric disorders; additional materials also are available at modest fees. Information on community mental health resources may be obtained at the center. Resource center staff also offers seminars on depression in the workplace to businesses of all sizes.

Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 am - 4 pm.
Call 617-855-3298 for information.

Mental Health Sciences Library

McLean's Mental Health Sciences Library offers McLean staff and patients an extensive selection of books, journals, audio and videotapes on psychiatric illness and its treatments.

Call (617) 855-2460 for information.

Pharmacy Department

The Pharmacy is committed to educating patients and their families about medication uses, side effects, interactions with foods or medications and other contra-indications. The Pharmacy ensures that print-out sheets on medications are available to unit and program staff through the hospital's computer system. Patients may access this information through the program or unit staff. The Pharmacy also publishes two useful manuals that are available from clinicians:

Call (617) 855-2451 for information.

Public Affairs Department

The Public Affairs Department contributes to the education of patients and families by publishing and disseminating information about McLean programs and services, psychiatric illness and treatment, educational opportunities and hospital resources. The department coordinates the McLean Speakers Bureau, which provides McLean Hospital staff as speakers to local community groups, other health organizations and the media.

Call (617) 855-2110 for information.


Individuals in the community may choose to participate in clinical research programs at McLean, including the development and testing of new treatment approaches and psychopharmacological agents.

Call (617) 855-2922 for information.