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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
Visit MagellanHealthcare.com/BH-Resources for new videos:
A 5-Year Success Story in Cambria CountyA message from Jim Leonard, CEO, Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc. On December 1, we completed a report titled, "A 5-year success story in Cambria County," to summarize the impact and successes achieved during our first five years as the Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization (BH-MCO) for the Cambria County Behavioral Health Services Program. Thank you to the Cambria County leadership for having a vision of what was possible for members, providers, and the community. Read more
Availity training resources are available - Magellan wants to ensure our provider community stays up to date with the training resources available through Availity Essentials. Read more
Magellan supports calming kit initiative in Wilson Area SD - Magellan wants to ensure our provider community stays up to date with the training resources available through Availity Essentials. Read more
Magellan hosts plenary discussion at annual Harvest Full of Hope - This one-hour discussion covered many important aspects of stigma and discrimination, with substantive discussion from the seven panelists. Read more
Magellan's PA team shows caring spirit in October - Magellan continued its annual tradition of identifying volunteer opportunities for its employees at food and social services organizations. Read more
Community resources including food pantries, utility support and more - Our website offers local, state and national helpful resources. 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.