Deconstructing Stigma has been honored with numerous awards. While we always had great aspirations for this project, we could never have predicted how moving it would be—for the hospital staff who devoted their time and expertise, as well as for the featured participants who trusted us to tell their stories. The campaign truly is a group effort and we share these accolades with every one of our Deconstructing Stigma volunteers.

All-Inclusive Award

McLean Hospital was the recipient of the 2020 Virtual All-Inclusive Award in the category of Public Health Champion Award—Organization from Color Magazine. The award, which was presented during an online ceremony, recognized McLean for “making outstanding strides to protect and promote public health in the state of Massachusetts.” The magazine cited Deconstructing Stigma and the hospital’s education outreach initiatives as examples of the work that earned them this award.

City of Boston Recognition

In 2020, McLean Hospital’s Education Outreach team earned a commendation from the Boston City Council for its collaboration with the NAACP’s Mental Health Committee to develop a Deconstructing Stigma campaign for Black and Brown communities in the Greater Boston area.

Lifesaver Leadership Award


Deconstructing Stigma recently received the Lifesaver Leadership Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The campaign was honored at the AFSP’s annual A Sip in the Park fundraising event at Fenway Park.

Bell Ringer Award

Bell Ringer Award

The Publicity Club of New England honored Deconstructing Stigma with a Bronze Bell for Non-Profit Campaign of the Year. The annual Bell Ringer Awards honor superior work completed by PR and communications professionals across New England.

Gold Stevie®

Deconstructing Stigma was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Healthcare Campaign of the Year award category by the American Business Association. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program.