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Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Transcripts

5/14/2020: Youth recovery and wellness: It's more than just clinical services
  • greg dicharry @greglife

#bhxpert Chat starting now on Youth Recovery and Wellness #MH4Youth #mentalhealth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #bhxpert @Active_Minds @NationalCouncil @MentalHealthAm @Hopelab @320festival @jedfoundation @madeofmillions_@YouthMOVE @weareyouthera @magellanhealth

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Welcome to Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT. This chat is for industry thought leaders and anyone interested in behavioral health to discuss current topics and share knowledge to raise awareness, advance progress and reduce stigma. #mentalhealth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

We’re excited you’re here for today’s Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Twitter chat!

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Our topic today is: Youth recovery and wellness: It’s more than just clinical services. #bhXPERT #MenthalHealthAwarenessMonth #MentalHealthMonth

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

While we’re getting started, please take a moment to let us know you’re here and introduce yourself (first names only). #bhXPERT

 

  • greg dicharry @greglife

So happy to be here. Looking forward to sharing and learning #menatlHealthMatter #MH4youth #bhxpert

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

My name is Ginger, and I will be our moderator. We’re pleased to have special guest Greg Dicharry, Magellan Healthcare youth empowerment director, with us today. #bhXPERT #mentalhealth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

While I share the house rules, please continue intros and welcomes. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Please do not tweet any personal information, identifying information or health information about yourself or others. Find Magellan contact information here: https://t.co/ezvoS3zYEQ. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

If you are in an emergency situation, you should do one of the following: •Call 911 •Go directly to an emergency room •Call your doctor or therapist for help #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Hi Kindel is here. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Check out our website for more tips on how to participate in this Twitter chat: https://t.co/QIDY8urhoo. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

#bhXPERT https://t.co/8YdpLvE3UL

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Pamela here! #bhxpert

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Let’s get started with Question 1. #bhXPERT

 

  • greg dicharry @greglife

A1 – young people need #hope… and opportunities to discover talents and #dreams; and need supportive adults and programs that can help them turn their hopes in to reality #riseandshine #bhxpert #MentalHealth #bhxpert

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

What do young people experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges need most to support their recovery? #bhXPERT #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealth https://t.co/FQSMZp4TUf

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Here comes Question 2… #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC Understanding, feeling safe to ask for help and appropriate support services. #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC #bhXPERT A1: A strong support system is critical.

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC People willing to walk with them through it all #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

What wellness techniques and activities help youth develop and strengthen their recovery? #bhXPERT #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealth https://t.co/RZDLQ2QXxZ

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

They need support from a variety of resources, including the community, peers and healthcare professionals.

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC Friends! #bhXPERT

 

  • greg dicharry @greglife

A2 – Opportunities to engage with youth and adult peers who are in recovery. #peersupport #AA #12Steps #Youthrecovery . Finding and doing positive things that make them smile. #hobbies #sports # #bhxpert

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Here comes Question 3… #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC A way to self-regulate. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

What are good outreach and engagement practices for communities to reach young people in need of recovery and improve outcomes? What resources can communities provide? #bhXPERT #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealth https://t.co/LK5VLpMgas

 

  • greg dicharry @greglife

A3 – More youth groups in schools and communities, and youth focused events #MYLIFE @YouthPOWERny @YouthMoveNational @HopeSquad @Younglife @youthera @hopesquads #bhxpert

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Here comes Question 4… #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC #schools and #socialmedia channels providing safe spaces to connect to peers and support services #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

What are the benefits of youth recovery support groups, such as 12-step recovery groups? #bhXPERT #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealth https://t.co/X1497cmIFt

 

  • greg dicharry @greglife

A4 – Connectedness to other young people trying to do positive things. Positive peer pressure. Socialization and social skills. Proven programs of recovery that has helped millions #YoungpeopleinRecovery #YPAA #bhxpert

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC A4 – Knowing you are #notalone and that #recovery is possible. Having peers to support you on your journey. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Here comes Question 5…#bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@greglife #bhxpert I noticed the reference to #AA. What about people who don’t like the religious part of traditional 12-step programs? What’s out there for them?

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC A3: online/in person teen/young adult focused recovery groups #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC A4: Knowing you are not alone #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

What are the benefits of youth leadership and advocacy groups? #bhXPERT #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealth https://t.co/g0hlmI6F6F

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC Leadership development! Our future depends on it! #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC A5 – Developing skills that strengthen #resilience and give youth the opportunity to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Here comes Question 6…#bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

What are the benefits and challenges of youth peer support as a paid service? #bhXPERT #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealth https://t.co/RpU2qDeaeF

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC A5: Being around other youth, positivity being contagious, learning about skills and talents they never knew they had, being encouraged by adult leadership, etc., etc., etc. #bhXpert

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC Major benefit is the ability to develop a career path. #bhXPERT

 

Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Here comes Question 7…#bhXPERT

 

  • greg dicharry @greglife

#bhxpert. there is a miss-conception that 12-step recovery is religious, which unfortunately keeps many people away. That said there are other things out there, but nothing that is so widely offered for free. There are Smart recovery and groups like @YngPplRecover

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC A6 – Benefits are peer understanding and connection. Challenges include funding and sustainability (at times) while their own journey continues. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

What beneficial youth recovery programs and initiatives are making a big impact in your area? #bhXPERT #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealth https://t.co/JOCNtWH4nC

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

A5: Provides a healthy outlet for youth to redirect their energy towards something positive, alongside peers who know what they’re going through #bhxpert

 

  • greg dicharry @greglife

A5 Youth can learn and practice leadership, teamwork and social skills. Advocacy gives young people an opportunity to put purpose to their pain by using their experience to help others. #youthrecovery #bhxpert #youthmentalhealth @YouthMOVE @weareyouthera @hopeSquads

 

  • greg dicharry @greglife

A6 Youth Peer support can be very beneficial with the right training and support and supervision for the workers #youthpeersupport #peersupport #bhxpert #youthmentalhealth @YouthMOVE @weareyouthera

 

  • greg dicharry @greglife

A7 @YngPplRecover @Activeminds #YPAA – Young People in AA, @YouthPOWER #bhxpert #youthmentalhealth @YouthMOVE @weareyouthera @YouthSoundWA @NationalCouncil @MentalHealthAm @Hopelab @320festival @madeofmillions_ @hopeSquads @shsstrength

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Today’s chat will end shortly. Does anyone have any final thoughts? #bhXPERT #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealth

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC Thank you @MagellanHealth. We wish everyone well! #MentalHealthMonth #MentalHealthMatters #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC https://t.co/gJitJySTDR #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC Excellent Resources! #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC #bhxpert Right now our youth are dealing with unprecedented challenges. Their parents are stressed and/or jobless, there is nothing to do, and meeting in person is hard. We need more virtual activities targeted at youth–like MY LIFE at Home.

 

  • greg dicharry @greglife

Thanks everyone! https://t.co/cltxpy03Wz Gddicharry@magellanhealth.com if you want to connect! #bhxpert #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MH4YOUth

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Thanks everyone for participating in our Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT chat today! We are most appreciative for our special guest Greg Dicharry today. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and being here with us. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #mentalhealth

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC Yes, thank you for the resources…will explore to find some youth/young adult virtual recovery options for the youth we serve! #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Thank you again for joining us today! Keep in touch by following us at @MagellanHC. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

You can learn more about Magellan’s youth recovery and wellness program, MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) here: https://t.co/J0V7tOpPU2. #bhXPERT #mentalhealth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

We look forward to catching up with you next month on Thursday, June 11th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, as we discuss post-adversity growth through #COVID19. #bhXPERT

 

4/9/2020: Focusing on our mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Welcome to Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT. This chat is for industry thought leaders and anyone interested in behavioral health to discuss current topics and share knowledge to raise awareness, advance progress and reduce stigma.

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Our topic today is: Focusing on our mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

My name is Ginger, and I’ll be your moderator. Unfortunately, Dr. Choudhary won’t be joining us today. He has been asked by the White House to join a briefing on behavioral health by the President, Vice President, and Senior Administration officials this afternoon. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

While we’re getting started, please take a moment to let us know you’re here and introduce yourself (first names only). #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC Hi – This is Barbara in PA! #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

We’re happy to welcome our new special guest, Dr. Richard Clarke, SVP of Commercial BH Clinical Operations and Cost of Care Management Behavioral and Specialty Health #bhxpert

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

While I share the house rules, please continue intros and welcomes. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

#bhXPERT https://t.co/jBxLKcvEVp

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Please do not tweet any personal information, identifying information or health information about yourself or others. Find Magellan contact information here: https://t.co/lY4pqba9Xe. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

If you are in an emergency situation, you should do one of the following: •Call 911 •Go directly to an emergency room •Call your doctor or therapist for help #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

#bhXPERT https://t.co/EZ1CiOG3Z2

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Check out our website for more tips on how to participate in this Twitter chat: https://t.co/QIDY8urhoo. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Let’s get started with Question 1. #bhxpert

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Q1: How are you coping with all of the uncertainties caused by COVID-19, and/or how are you advising your patients/clients to cope? #bhXPERT https://t.co/UV3uHTZiEo

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Shelli here…from W-Y-O. A1: Just trying to keep busy and going for walks #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC A1. Speaking aloud to myself the words I would say to others. #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

@MagellanHC A1. Starting the day with mindfulness – acknowledging the day, the situation, and that I chose to thrive. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Here comes Question 2… #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Hugging those who are in the house with me after 14 days of no symptoms! #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Q2: In what ways is the recommended social distancing affecting your mental well-being or that of your patients/clients? #bhXPERT https://t.co/Jad3XVWdhH

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Feeling a loss of control. Just the thought of social distancing makes it bigger than the actual. #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

A2: I’ve noticed that some of my family members are slipping into depression. #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Added stress of being in the same house with others with different work, class, eating, and sleep schedules. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Please remember to use #bhXPERT in all of your replies so they appear in this feed.

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Here comes Question 3… #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Depression makes it harder to make the effort to keep in touch. Fear that someone will fall through the cracks. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Q3: How are you dealing with concerns for yourself and your loved ones over the threat of falling ill from the virus, and/or how are you advising patients/clients to handle this? #bhXPERT https://t.co/nnjcgiQV5L

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

From Dr. Clarke: When connecting it is important to share your feelings with each other. Acknowledging how we feel to each other creates a sense of commonality.

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

A3: We are staying at home. Only one person does the shopping. The kids are getting really bored, but we have to stay safe. #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Living intentionally. Know how you show love to others and find a way to do that. If you are a doer, put that into an action no matter how small. Pot seasonal plants and give to your neighbors who will not see family during the spring holy days. #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Trying to tap creativity in seeing friends from a physical distance. We did a tailgate take-out double date at a park. If nice this weekend, will bring a camping chair to the front yard. Planning a dog walk in a fancy neighborhood to enjoy the gardens together. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Here comes Question 4… #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

From Dr. Clarke: [3:17 PM] Clarke, Richard T. All working in the same house can be stressful – making time to take a break together to enjoy something could be helpful. #bhXpert

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Q4: If you have fallen ill, how are you taking care of your mental health on top of healing physically from the virus? How are you advising your patients/clients to focus on their mental health if they have fallen ill? #bhXPERT https://t.co/tTgc13lzl9

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

From Dr. Clarke: [3:20 PM] Clarke, Richard T. Remember to follow CDC advice to wear a mask when going out side to protect yourself and others. CDC has a great make at home set of plans. #bhXpert

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Here comes Question 5… #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Thankfully not ill. For those who are, love yourself the way you love others. Have patience with your mind and body while combating illness. Last year I had walking viral pneumonia and it took almost 3 months to feel back to full energy. How much more for this virus! #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Q5: What good things are in store for the world once COVID-19 is behind us? #bhXPERT https://t.co/7uApOxKT7H

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

#bhXPERT Dr. Clarke: A resource for crisis counseling is the SAMHSA multilingual and confidential Disaster Distress Helpline. Call toll-free 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

#bhXPERT Dr. Clarke: The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress. Find more info here: https://t.co/TovY7e8jFT.

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

#bhXpert Dr. Clarke: I would also like to recommend the CDC “Taking Care of Your Emotional Health” web resource: https://t.co/uJ326ewlEe. Visit here for tips and steps to cope, to identify common signs of distress, and more.

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Today’s chat will end shortly. Does anyone have any final thoughts? #bhXPERT

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Good things in store: Value on human relationships in person. Making better use of technology intentionally to treat mental health conditions. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Thanks everyone for participating in the first Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT chat today!

 

  • @(redacted for privacy)

Thank you for the opportunity to chat with other professionals! #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

We are most appreciative for our special guest Dr. Clarke today. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and being here with us. #bhXPERT

 

  • @mevannabear

RT @MagellanHC: Today’s chat will end shortly. Does anyone have any final thoughts? #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

From Dr. Clarke: Wonderful ways to connect with friends, colleagues, and families. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

Thank you again for joining us today! Keep in touch by following us at @MagellanHC. You can also check out a wealth of COVID-19 resources, including videos, tip sheets and more, on coping during the pandemic here: https://t.co/6NIL8DElqQ. #bhXPERT

 

  • Magellan Healthcare @MagellanHC

We look forward to catching up with you next month on Thursday, May 14th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Topic and details to follow. #bhXPERT

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