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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
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
For September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and throughout the year, Magellan Healthcare is committed to addressing the public health crisis of suicide through awareness, empowerment and action. We encourage you to use the information and resources on this site and share.
You can learn more about the ecosystem of care they have developed to address suicide, including solutions for commercial health plans, employers, state and local governments, and the Federal government, in the Taking action to prevent suicide information sheet.
For resources visit:
Visit MagellanHealthcare.com/BH-Resources for new videos:
Important Resources to Improve the Provider Workforce SituationA message from Jim Leonard, CEO, Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc. Health and human services providers at a local, statewide, and national level continue to have a challenging time related to the hiring and retention of employees. At Magellan, we are taking tangible steps in collaboration with our county partners and provider network to educate students and young professionals about immediate job opportunities. Read more
June is Pride Month - Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ - Magellan and our county partners encourage provider support for LGBTQIA+ individuals by participating in community events and in communications. Read more
BIPOC Mental Health and Relationships Webinar on July 26 - July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month. Magellan will host a July 26 webinar to discuss the impact of mental health on relationships. Read more
Additional Provider Performance Standards are Available - New documents and updated documents have been added to our library of Provider Performance Standards located on the Magellan website. Read more
Community resources including food pantries, utility support and more - Our website offers local, state and national helpful resources. Read more
Resources for Ukrainian & Russian Refugees in Bucks County - A Bucks County Workgroup is creating additional resources for Ukrainian and Russian refugees to include Magellan website supports. Read more
Jenna Woodward Receives Bucks County CSP Champion Award - The Community Support Program (CSP) of Bucks County recognized Jenna Woodward of Magellan with their annual award in May. Read more
6th Annual S.T.A.R. Summit in Cambria County - This event included positive stories of recovery and resiliency. Highlights included 11 award presentations, workshops, and a keynote address. 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 websites 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.