PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Magellan Healthcare, the behavioral and specialty healthcare phase of Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), introduced actions in assist of Black, Indigenous and Folks of Colour (BIPOC) Psychological Well being Consciousness Month in July. Traditionally generally known as Minority Psychological Well being Consciousness Month, some organizations, together with Magellan, have changed the terminology “minority” with BIPOC for its inclusivity and to differentiate the experiences of numerous teams of individuals.
Throughout July, Magellan will host the next digital occasions targeted on BIPOC psychological well being for adults and youth:
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET: Be part of the Magellan Healthcare webinar, “Understanding and overcoming distinctive points for BIPOC psychological well being” with Magellan’s medical administrators, Rakel Beall-Wilkins, MD, MPH, psychiatrist, and Misty Tu, MD, psychiatrist. Go to here for extra info and free registration.
Thursday, July 22, 2021 and the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. ET: Be part of the Keep Residence for MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) digital youth fest. The July occasion will give attention to BIPOC psychological well being. Participate on this enjoyable and inspirational occasion for youth who’ve expertise with psychological well being, substance use, juvenile justice and foster care-related points. Go to here for extra info and free registration.
- Go to the MY LIFE Fb web page for updates here.
- Entry earlier occasion recordings here.
- Study extra about Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment (MY LIFE) here.
Research present that amongst folks with any psychological sickness in 2015, 22% of Asian folks and 31% of African American and Hispanic folks obtained therapy, in comparison with 48% of White folks.1 Various ethnic/racial group members’ entry to therapy is impacted by an absence of insurance coverage or underinsurance, psychological sickness stigma, an absence of variety and cultural competence amongst psychological healthcare suppliers, language boundaries and mistrust within the healthcare system.
“Magellan is delicate to the distinctive struggles of BIPOC teams that may affect psychological well being,” mentioned Matthew Miller, senior vp, behavioral well being, Magellan Healthcare. “We care deeply about doing our half to extend entry to psychological/behavioral well being companies for BIPOC teams by means of consciousness campaigns in July and all year long, and community growth initiatives to extend the supply of suppliers with numerous racial and ethnic backgrounds.”
“Stigma stays a really outstanding barrier to in search of care for a lot of ethnic minorities,” mentioned Rakel Beall-Wilkins, MD, MPH, medical director, Magellan Healthcare. “In some instances, people could concern judgment, mockery, maltreatment or discrimination as a result of their psychological sickness, whereas others could merely lack ample details about the psychological well being subject as a result of comparatively much less cultural reliance on these modalities inside sure ethnic teams.”
Extra Psychological Well being Assist Assets
Magellan Healthcare has a number of sources out there to all people, particularly those that could also be feeling stress or nervousness throughout these unfamiliar and more and more polarized occasions:
About Magellan Healthcare: Magellan Healthcare, Inc., the healthcare enterprise unit of Magellan Well being, Inc., presents options for complicated circumstances within the areas of behavioral well being and medical specialty therapy. Magellan Healthcare serves business well being plans, employers, state and native governments, and the Federal authorities, together with the Division of Protection. For extra info, go to MagellanHealthcare.com.
About Magellan Well being: Magellan Health, Inc., is a pacesetter in managing the quickest rising, most complicated areas of well being, together with particular populations, full pharmacy advantages and different specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan helps revolutionary methods of accessing higher well being by means of expertise, whereas remaining targeted on the crucial private relationships which might be mandatory to realize a wholesome, vibrant life. Magellan’s clients embody well being plans and different managed care organizations, employers, labor unions, numerous army and governmental companies and third-party directors. For extra info, go to MagellanHealth.com.