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New videos help members, families access services:
Magellan has produced two videos for members and their families to help them become informed and active participants in their own healthcare plans and decisions. Hosted by peers who share their lived experiences with behavioral health services, each video answers common questions, addresses the apprehension some individuals may feel when seeking or receiving these services, and helps them understand what to expect.
The videos provide key information, as well as tips and resources, in an easy-to-understand format. Below are the topics and links to the videos:
· Getting help for mental health challenges
· Taking psychiatric medication: It’s your choice
Resources available for Suicide Prevention Month, Recovery Month in September
Magellan Health is supporting Suicide Prevention Month, which is observed nationally each September and aims to draw attention to the devastating effects of suicide and how to prevent it.
Barry M. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Magellan Health, Inc., and Sam K. Srivastava, chief executive officer of Magellan Healthcare, have issued a statement about the observance. September is also National Recovery Month, created to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues and celebrate the people who recover.
As another way to show our support for both of these observances, Magellan has developed information sheets with details about how to prevent and cope with suicide, as well as details about mental health and alcohol and drug dependency. We encourage you to share these guides with individuals, their families and anyone else who may benefit.
Suicide Prevention Month:
How to cope and heal after a suicide
When a friend or family member commits suicide
Mental health: A key part of wellness
Alcohol and drug dependency
Coping with stress and anxiety caused by recent tragic events
Find resources to help:
June Pride Month
Visit the Facebook page Recovery Magellan Recovery, Resiliency and MY LIFE, Resiliency and MY LIFE, Resiliency and MY LIFE for posts supporting LGBTQ mental health.
July BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month
Visit MagellanHealthcare.com/BIPOC-MH to find tip sheets, flyers, posters, Zoom background and more!
New behavioral health videos
Visit MagellanHealthcare.com/BH-Resources for new videos:
Magellan Health Insights blog posts
- Collaborative Care: The Benefits of Attending to Mind and Body Together
- 5 Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing
- Protecting Youth Mental Health
- Addressing the Effects of Social Media on Kids
- Mental Health is as Important as Physical Health
Magellan in the News
- Magellan Health, Magellan Federal Launches NeuroFlow’s Population Health Platform for Military Families
- Principal, A Step-by-Step Guide to Support Employee Mental Health and Well-Being
- Verywell Mind, Severe COVID May Speed Up Cognitive Decline: Experts Explore Routes of Care
- MedCity News, At-Home Alcohol Treatment Covered by Insurance for BlueShield of CA and Western Health Advantage Members
Mental Health Awareness Should Be Focused on All Year LongA message from Jim Leonard, CEO, Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc. In past years, moving into June and the summer months would bring a significantly reduced level of focus and conversation around the importance of mental health. In 2022, the conversations about mental health continue due to the troubling and shocking tragedies that dominate the national news, and the continued challenges from the pandemic. Read more
Public Health Emergency and Medical Assistance - Important information available for providers and stakeholders. Read more
Magellan and DUOS expand their relationship for older adult support - After a successful pilot program in Northampton County, Magellan and DUOS create pilot programs in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Read more
Magellan hosted its 5th annual S.T.A.R. Summit in Cambria County on May 25 - This event highlighted positive stories involving recovery and resiliency to include many awards presentations. Read more
Community resources including food pantries, utility support and more - Our website offers local, state and national helpful resources. Read more
MY LIFE meetings return to in-person - Following 2+ years of virtual meetings, MY LIFE meetings are in-person once again. Read more
Magellan Explorer is our Quality Improvement newsletter - This newsletter launched in Q1, and each edition includes key provider updates and quality innovations in healthcare. Read more
Behavioral Health Resources to share with friends, family and colleagues - Find the latest health awareness materials, free events for adults and youth, helpful resources and topics, and much more. Read more
Important updates for providers - Provider Focus is updated frequently to include important local updates and information critical to your day-to-day operations. You will find other updates on our website under "For Providers."
eMpowered for Wellness!
Peer Support Whole Heart and Wellness e-news
Videos tell compelling stories of peers making a difference
A message from Tom Lane, CRPS, senior director, consumer and recovery services
In this special edition of eMpowered for Wellness, we feature Magellan Healthcare's new videos highlighting the role of peer and parent/family peer support in the behavioral health recovery process. Six Magellan staff members who represent a range of peer and family support services in the organization highlight their unique experience and success with helping others. I am honored to have participated in this exciting project.
At Magellan, we employ highly skilled individuals with lived experience both directly and indirectly, through our provider networks across the country, and actively include peers and family peers as part of the recovery process. Their work is unique and powerful.
'As the first company to recognize the critical role of peer support in the recovery process 17 years ago, Magellan considers peer/family peer support to be an invaluable service to our members.'
- Tom Lane, CRPS, senior director, consumer and recovery services
See the videos
Participants discuss how they offer support, strength and hope to their peers, which allows for personal growth, wellness promotion and recovery. View the following videos on our E-Learning Center.