Upcoming Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Twitter Chats

The Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Twitter chat series provides a forum 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. It takes place on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Eastern and lasts a half an hour.

June topic: Post-adversity growth through COVID-19

Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Twitter chat

Anyone who has gone through a traumatic event can develop symptoms of stress disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although the COVID-19 pandemic in general would not meet the criteria for formally causing a stress disorder, many of the same issues can result from such a widespread and overwhelming event. The pandemic could be viewed as a long-term stress event. It has become life-changing for the whole world. As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, people may experience increased anxiety and fear triggered by the pandemic and constant news. In addition, the pandemic can be traumatizing for others: healthcare workers, people who have lost friends and loved ones, and people whose lives have drastically changed. Join us for this Twitter chat to discuss these issues.

Want to learn more about post-adversity growth through COVID-19 before the Twitter chat? Read Dr. Proctor’s tip sheet here.

Guiding our discussion will be the following questions:

  1. What stress-related symptoms have you or your patients/clients experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  2. Have you noticed any demographic trends among family, friends and/or patients/clients experiencing stress-related symptoms amid COVID-19 (e.g., higher prevalence among certain age groups, ethnicity or gender)?
  3. In what unique ways are you addressing personal stress-related symptoms experienced as a result of COVID-19, and/or how are you helping patients/clients?
  4. What specific aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic do you feel are most contributing to stress-related symptoms in Americans?
  5. What can we learn from stress-related symptoms experienced as a result of COVID-19, and how can we use this knowledge to prepare for similar events in the future?

How to participate

Joining the Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Twitter chat each month is easy:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account on the second Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.
  2. Search for the hashtag #bhXPERT in the Twitter search bar.
  3. Click on the “Latest” tab to follow along with the hashtag stream/Twitter chat.
  4. Post a tweet to introduce yourself (first names only) and post tweets throughout the Twitter chat to provide insights on the questions we ask.
  5. Scroll up and down occasionally to refresh the feed.

Important guidelines:

  • Use the hashtag #bhXPERT in all of your tweets to ensure they show up in the feed.
  • We’ll introduce new questions with Q1, Q2, etc. At the beginning of your answers, please put “A” followed by the question number, e.g., A1, A2, etc.

Plan for upcoming events

  • Mark your calendar for the second Thursday of each month from 3:00-3:30 PM Eastern.
  • Follow @MagellanHC on Twitter for the latest on our Twitter chat events, information on relevant health topics and other important updates from Magellan Healthcare.

Sign up for reminder emails with event details

Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT house rules

Get the most out of the discussion by following these guidelines:

  • Even if you’re just following along, please say hi so we know you’re there.
  • It’s okay if you’re late – please feel free to jump in at any time.
  • Please don’t promote a business or product.
  • Please spread the word about the Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Twitter chat series and retweet as much as possible.
  • Remember to always be respectful of different perspectives and opinions, as we discuss many complex issues.
  • Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT is for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for speaking with a doctor. Please do not tweet any personal information, identifying information or health information about yourself or others. Please click here for Magellan contact information.
  • If you’re in an emergency situation, you should do one of the following:
  1. Call 911
  2. Go directly to an emergency room
  3. Call your doctor or therapist for help
  • During the Twitter chat, we will introduce discussion questions with Q1, Q2, etc. At the beginning of your answers, please put “A” followed by the question number, e.g. A1, A2, etc.
  • Please remember to use #bhXPERT in all replies so we can see them in the feed.
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