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The national discussion on mental health has been magnified by stories of anxiety, stress, substance overdoses and depression related to COVID-19. According to the
“As our daily lives continue to be influenced and impacted by COVID-19, our country is facing a profound mental health crisis,” said
Upcoming Virtual Events
Don’t miss Magellan’s Stay at
Home for MY LIFE Virtual Youth Festevery Thursday at 4:00 p.m. ETthrough June 18. Learn more at www.MagellanHealthcare.com/MYLIFE and sign up here. At our next event, on Thursday, May 14, we will celebrate Foster Care Awareness Month with speakers from all over the country.
Join Magellan’s #bhXPERT Twitter chat on
Thursday, May 14, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Greg Dicharry, Magellan’s Youth Empowerment Director, will lead a discussion on youth recovery and wellness. Follow @MagellanHealthcare and use #bhXPERT to participate.
Sign up for a
May 20thwebinar to learn how to build your resiliency for mental wellness during COVID-19. Visit www.MagellanHealthcare.com/COVID-19.
Join Stamp Out Stigma’s Twitter chat on
Thursday, May 28at 1:00 p.m. ET, with Magellan Complete Care Medical Director Dr. Edie Calamia. Follow @StampOutStigma and use #MHMChat to participate.
Mental Health Support Resources
In addition to working with Stamp Out Stigma,
Magellan Healthcareis operating a free national 24-hour crisis line for all first responders and healthcare workers who are serving on the front lines battling the coronavirus pandemic. These critical workers who call the hotline will speak directly to a certified licensed mental health clinician. The toll-free number for critical workers for mental health support is 1-800-327-7451 (TTY 711).
- Magellan is providing one of its digital cognitive behavioral therapy (DCBT) apps, RESTORE®, at no cost for individuals experiencing sleep difficulty and insomnia related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The six-session module uses proven cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to teach users new skills, techniques and practices that can improve mood and promote better sleep. Information is available at magellanhealthcare.com/RESTORE.
- Visit Magellan Health Insights to learn how to cope with rising levels of stress and anxiety many people are experiencing, along with helpful tips and resources about how to manage anxiety and stress. For example, this resource includes a post about mental illness and how to address it with family and friends.
Go to the
Mind Your Mental Healthwebsite to learn about specific mental health conditions and how to help yourself and others. Our COVID-19 website has specific tips for emotional health during the pandemic.