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.

November topic: Post-Election Day anxiety

Candice Tate, MD, MBA. Magellan Healthcare medical directorSpecial guest: Candice Tate, MD, MBA, Magellan Healthcare medical director


Magellan Healthcare #bhXPERT Twitter chat

As if 2020 wasn’t already difficult enough with the stressors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and protests over social justice issues, the upcoming election adds another level of anxiety for many people. A study published by the American Psychological Association in 2019 found that 56% of Americans, regardless of party affiliation, felt stressed about the upcoming presidential election.1 If you are feeling overwhelmed by the current political climate, you are not alone.

These feelings can have a negative impact on your emotional and physical health. Symptoms such as low energy, insomnia, loss of appetite, mood swings and tension are signs that you should not ignore. It is important to recognize what you can and cannot control as the election approaches.

Join us for this Twitter chat following the 2020 election.

You can also explore tips for managing stress and anxiety during election season here.

Guiding our discussion will be the following questions:

  1. Compared to previous elections, did you or anyone you know experience a heightened sense of anxiety leading up to the 2020 presidential election? Why or why not?
  2. Compared to previous elections, are you or is anyone you know experiencing a heightened sense of anxiety following the 2020 presidential election? Why or why not?
  3. How do you know when post-Election Day anxiety has started to negatively impact your or others’ quality of life?
  4. What are some ways you are dealing with, advising patients/clients or helping friends deal with post-Election Day anxiety if the outcome wasn’t as you or they hoped?
  5. How can we productively channel our post-Election Day anxiety and/or use it to create positive change for 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.

Check out #bhXPERT Twitter chat FAQs here for more information.

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.

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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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1 https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2019/11/americans-significant-stress”>https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2019/11/americans-significant-stress