PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Magellan Healthcare, Behavioral Health and Specialty Health Affiliate of Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), today announced resources and programs to educate and support people in October recognition for depression awareness and screening. national and mental health.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depression it is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting approximately 11 million adults. Of these, two-thirds are not actively seeking or receiving adequate care, which can result in severe impairments that interfere with or limit their ability to engage in important life activities. Primary care providers may see patients with emotional and psychological conditions, but they may not have the time or resources to deal with them.1 Screening and care gaps can lead to unnecessary suffering and lost opportunities for better outcomes.
“At Magellan, we are deeply concerned with improving and saving the lives of people with mental illness, substance use disorders and addiction,” said Matthew Miller, senior vice president, behavioral health, Magellan Healthcare. “Throughout the year, Magellan provides support to members and the community to raise awareness of depression, mental health and the importance of mental health screening. We believe in the importance of screening and supporting PCPs in their effort to identify and treat people with behavioral health conditions. ”
Magellan Healthcare Resources
Magellan Healthcare has created a website at MagellanHealthcare.com/Mental-Health, which includes information on special events, educational downloads and links to screening tools.
In the company’s ongoing support and promotion of primary care screening, Magellan Healthcare has a behavioral health toolkit on MagellanPCPtoolkit.com. This site is a resource for PCPs and other health care providers to learn about behavioral health issues, understand different screening methods and quality measures, and support their patients.
- Thursday, October 8, 2020, 3pm – 3.30pm ET: Join Magellan Healthcare’s #bhXPERT Twitter chat about using technology to meet the growing behavioral health needs of children and adolescents during National Depression Screening Day, with special guests Bridget Cepalia, senior director, innovation, Magellan Healthcare and Solome Tibebu , founder and CEO, Cognific. Find discussion questions, steps to participate, and more at MagellanHealthcare.com/Twitter-Chat.
Attend the Magellan Stay Home for MY LIFE virtual youth festival on select Thursdays throughout the year for discussions about mental health in youth and young adults. Visit MY LIFE Facebook Facebook.com/MYLIFEyouth and MagellanHealthcare.com/MY-LIFE for specific dates.
- Thursday, October 22, 2pm – 3.30pm ET: eMpowered for Learning webinar, “Understanding Standards of Practice for Peer Advocates.” This webinar is the first part of a two-part series presented by the National Association of Peer Supporters. Further details, including continuing education credits and registration, will be available at the following link closest to the event. Visit MagellanHealthcare.com/About/Elearning for registration information.
- Thursday, November 12, 2020, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET: Join Magellan Healthcare’s #bhXPERT Twitter chat on post-election anxiety, with special guest Candice Tate, MD, behavioral health, Magellan Healthcare. Find discussion questions, steps to participate, and more at MagellanHealthcare.com/Twitter-Chat.
- Thursday, December 10, 2020, 3pm – 3.30pm ET: Join the December #bhXPERT Twitter chat on how to approach the holidays during COVID-19 with special guest, Shareh Ghani, MD, vice president for behavioral health and medical director, Magellan Healthcare. Find discussion questions, steps to participate, and more at MagellanHealthcare.com/Twitter-Chat.
About Magellan Healthcare: Magellan Healthcare, Inc., the healthcare business unit of Magellan Health, Inc., offers solutions for complex conditions in the areas of behavioral health, specialist medical care and fully integrated managed care. Magellan Healthcare serves commercial health plans, employers, state and local governments, and the federal government, including the Department of Defense. For more information, visit MagellanHealthcare.com.
About Magellan Health: Magellan Health, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is a leader in managing the most complex and fastest growing health areas, including special populations, comprehensive pharmaceutical benefits, and other specialist areas of health care. Magellan supports innovative ways to access better health through technology, while remaining focused on the critical personal relationships necessary to achieve a healthy and vibrant life. Magellan’s clients include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers, trade unions, various military and government agencies, and third-party administrators. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.
1 American Association of Psychology. Psychologists and primary care providers: how we can work together. Retrieved October 1, 2020, from https://www.apaservices.org/practice/business/collaboration/primary-care.pdf