McLean Hospital Creates Mental Health Exhibit at Logan Airport

McLean Hospital, a part of NEC member Partners Healthcare, recently opened an art exhibit in Boston’s Logan International Airport, which is owned and operated by fellow Councilmember Massport.  The exhibit is designed to highlight the stigma around mental health.

The exhibit, titled “Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life,” fills the 235-foot hallway between terminals B and C with 34 photographs of individuals with mental illness and quotes from them. The pictures tell the stories of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses. The exhibit is part of a public awareness campaign by McLean Hospital intended to change the way mental illness is perceived.

“Mental health affects everyone, whether we recognize it or not. I am proud that Massport has collaborated with NAMI (Natonal Alliance for Mental Illness) and now McLean working to reduce stigma,” said Thomas P. Glynn, CEO of Massport and a member of the NEC Board of Directors. “The exhibit “Deconstructing Stigma” is another example of how we are all working together to help our state and country make strides in this area.”

The New England Council thanks McLean Hospital and Massport for working to change perceptions of mental illness. Read more in the press release and in The Boston Globe.


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