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! 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.
Magellan Healthcare Youth Rise Utah, virtual youth fest
May 19, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. MT
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.
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
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
Stamp Out Stigma Twitter chats, May Mental Health Month
Thursdays in May 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Join 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
For 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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