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For many, the holidays can be an exciting time, but the pandemic has dramatically changed how we celebrate holidays and special events with family and friends. In a recent study, 49% of Americans said that COVID-19 has changed the way they celebrate the holidays; 44% said that preparing for the holidays is stressful; and 39% said that family gatherings during the holidays are stressful.1
“As we navigate variants, vaccinations, division and loss in this second year of COVID-19, it’s important we check in with family and friends to encourage communication and understand their feelings and preferences about holiday gatherings that may have changed from before the pandemic, to 2020 and now,” said
Magellan Holiday Emotional Support Resources
During the holiday season and throughout the year, Magellan is committed to improving and increasing awareness about behavioral health and emotional wellbeing. It is hosting the following webinar:
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET, “Holiday emotional wellness during a second year of COVID-19,” with Candice Tate, M.D., MBA, medical director, Magellan Healthcare; Barbara Corn, R.N., MA, CPHQ, vice president, physician and clinical operations, Magellan Rx Management; and Dana Foglesong, MSW, NCPS, national director, recovery and resiliency services, Magellan Healthcare. Visit here for more information and free registration.
- Visit MagellanHealthcare.com/Holidays for events, downloads and other resources to understand your feelings and thrive this holiday season.
- Visit the Magellan Health Insights blog for posts throughout the holidays.
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Magellan Healthcaresocial media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, MY LIFE Facebook) for information and tools addressing coping during the holidays.