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Mental Health Month 2021

For Mental Health Month in May and throughout the year, Magellan Healthcare is committed to increasing awareness about mental health, wellness, and the importance of recognizing and addressing concerns. We encourage you to use the free resources and information on this page and share with family, friends and colleagues.

Magellan also recognizes the following May observances:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month
  • National Foster Care Month
  • National Maternal Depression Awareness Month
  • Women’s Health Month
  • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 2-8
  • National Prevention Week, May 9-15
  • National Women’s Health Week, May 9-15
  • Mental Health Awareness Week, May 18-24
  • National Mental Health Counseling Week, TBA
  • National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, May 7

Mental Health Month Events


Idaho Federation of Families family education conference, YES You CAN(S)! and Yes YOUth Can!, sponsored by Magellan Healthcare 
May 5-8, 2021

YES You CAN(S)! is for parents and caregivers of youth who have experience with mental health, substance abuse, foster care and juvenile justice related issues to learn about the CANS tool, developing effective plans of care for youth accessing mental health care in Idaho, and the variety of options available throughout the mental health journey.

Yes YOUth Can EventYes YOUth Can! will inspire and empower youth ages 13 to 18 and young adults who have experience with mental health, substance abuse, foster care and juvenile justice related issues to use their experience to help improve services and systems that serve youth in Idaho.




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Magellan Healthcare Youth Rise Utah, virtual youth fest 
May 19, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. MT

Youth Rise Utah May 19, 2021 Event

This event is for Utah youth to provide inspiration and empowerment, and enhance their mental wellness to create brighter futures for themselves, their peers and their communities. Youth, youth supports and professionals working with youth are encouraged to attend.




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Magellan Healthcare Stay Home for MY LIFE virtual youth fest
May 27, 2021 and the 4th Thursday of every month, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Magellan Youth leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment (MY LIFE)In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Magellan Healthcare launched the Stay Home for MY LIFE virtual youth fest series, featuring inspirational speakers, uplifting entertainment, fun activities and more, for youth and young adults who have experience with mental health, substance use, juvenile justice and foster-care-related issues, as well as professionals and caregivers across the country. Access previous event recordings

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Stamp Out Stigma Twitter chats, May Mental Health Month 
Thursdays in May 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Stamp Out StigmaJoin Stamp Out Stigma’s Twitter chats focusing on suicide prevention, BIPOC mental health, LGBTQ+ mental health, and whole body health in a combined chat with Magellan co-host, Dr. Varun Choudhary, chief medical officer, behavioral health. Follow @StampStigma and use #SOSChat to join the conversation and participate. The combined chat on May 27th will use the hashtag #MHMChat.



Magellan Healthcare webinar, How are your kids doing?
May 5, 2021, 2:00 p.m. ET

May 5, 2021 webinar, How are your kids doing - Register nowFor Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Magellan’s Dr. Keith Brown, MD, child psychiatrist and medical director, and Greg Dicharry, CPRP, youth empowerment director, shared their knowledge and years of experience working with children to improve mental health and wellness, and answered audience questions in this webinar.

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Magellan Healthcare Programs and Services

Explore our customizable behavioral health solutions for government and commercial health plan partners to provide better, more affordable care for adults, children and their families.

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Follow Magellan Healthcare on Social Media

Stay tuned to our Twitter, LinkedIn and MY LIFE Facebook pages in May and throughout the year for health resources, education and news.