Our Stories

The cutting-edge research and treatments at the MGH Department of Psychiatry are often made possible by other members of our community who recognize the need to help.

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Our Stories

Ultimately, our successes in patient care and cutting-edge medical research have been nurtured by our committed donors.

Funding these initiatives provide unparalleled psychiatric care in our local community and around the world. In addition, they help advance the field of psychiatry through innovative research, and, at the same time, enables us to train the next generation of caregivers and researchers.

What prompts donors to work with us? For the family of 11-year-old Abby (pictured at far left), it was a realization that they could make a difference in finding the right answers.

How you can help

To make a gift, please contact Carol W. Taylor, Senior Director of Development for Psychiatry at cwtaylor@partners.org or 617-724-8799.

Read more of our stories:

Bressler
Dedicated to giving back
Alan and Lorraine Bressler have always been committed to giving back to the Boston-area community. But during the last decade, they became aware of another pressing community need when their grandson was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.



Sweeney
After her sister's death, new insights
Stacy Sweeney’s serendipitous conversation about the causes and treatement of depression re-shaped her understanding of her sister’s death.

 

 


Baer
A Professional Role, a Personal Mission
When George B. Handran began working as Sidney R. Baer’s personal attorney in January 1981, Mr. Handran had no way of knowing that his reclusive and difficult new client would change the direction of his own life.

 

abby
Finding the right answers
After years of misdiagnosis, Abby -- a talented young artist -- was finally able to find her way.


 

bowman
Exciting time for collaboration
A former financial CEO is now sharing his time and his expertise to help psychiatric endeavors.

 

 

Sang
Experiencing the power of awareness
Since the founding of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation in the fall of 2004, Joyce and Dusty Sang have been on a quest “to change the course of early-onset bipolar disorder so that other families do not have to be us,” says Joyce Sang