Magellan Healthcare in the News

Stay up to date on news covering how Magellan Healthcare is providing free resources and expert advice to help individuals, families and communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2, 2021
Healthcare providers should ask about alcohol use during COVID

Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania’s Aubrey Proud, director of communications and community relations, discusses alcohol use trends during COVID-19 and how providers can help in identifying and treating AUD, in this The Tribune-Democrat article.

March 30, 2021
Family of Dr. Lorna Breen pushes for mental health protections for physicians

Magellan Healthcare’s Dr. Varun Choudhary, senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral health, talks about a needed shift in culture for how hospitals talk about mental health, and what Magellan is doing to support healthcare workers, in this MedCity News article.

March 25, 2021
Dr. Caroline Carney Interview - Part 3

Magellan’s Dr. Caroline Carney, chief medical officer, discusses how healthcare workers can boost their brain health and keep a positive mindset during the pandemic, in this Pharmacy Times three-part video interview.

March 22, 2021
Dr. Caroline Carney Interview - Part 2

Magellan’s Dr. Caroline Carney, chief medical officer, discusses the role of the pharmacist in brain health and impacts of the pandemic on the brain health field, in this Pharmacy Times three-part video interview.

March 19. 2021
Dr. Caroline Carney Interview - Part 1

Magellan’s Dr. Caroline Carney, chief medical officer, discusses brain health in recognition of National Brain Awareness Week and a variety of topics including mental health and the impact of the pandemic, in this Pharmacy Times three-part video interview.

March 5, 2021
Reducing the Rise in Adolescent Suicide During COVID‐19

Magellan’s Dr. Caroline Carney, chief medical officer, describes a multifaceted approach to easing the mental health impact of the pandemic on children, in this Mental Health Weekly article.

February 2, 2021
Dr. Caroline Carney of Magellan Health: 5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US Healthcare System

Magellan’s Dr. Caroline Carney, chief medical officer, talks about challenges for our healthcare system and suggestions for improving it – touching on impacts from COVID-19 – in this Authority Magazine interview.

November 17, 2020
Magellan Healthcare Offers Mental Health Resources to Provide Support During the Holiday Season

Magellan Healthcare announces programs and resources to support individuals during the holidays and COVID-19.

October 12, 2020
The Latest in Care for Suicidal Teens and Young Adults

Magellan Healthcare’s Dr. Shareh Ghani, medical director, talks about caring for teens and young adults with suicidal ideation during this time of increased stressors in this Psychiatric Times video interview.

October 2, 2020
PTSD and the Pandemic: Four Keys for Identifying Mental Health Concerns

Magellan Healthcare’s Dr. Varun Choudhary, senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral health, talks about why PTSD should be redefined in the wake of the pandemic in this Addiction Professional article.

September 4, 2020
We Want Grief To Follow a Timeline. It Doesn’t

Magellan Healthcare’s Dr. Varun Choudhary, senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral health, talks about taking time to feel the emotions we need in this Vice article.

August 21, 2020
CDC: Pandemic taking heavy toll on mental health of 1 in 4 young people

Magellan Healthcare’s Dr. Shareh Ghani, vice president, medical officer, talks about the why behind the increase in suicide ideation in young adults in this The Mental Health Weekly article.

June 12, 2020
Will COVID-19 Be The Thing That Finally Helps De-Stigmatize Mental Health Issues?

Magellan Healthcare’s Dr. Varun Choudhary, senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral health, talks about mental health stigma and the impact on physical health in this Scary Mommy article.

June 10, 2020
'Grief overload': Families absorb multiple virus deaths

Magellan Healthcare’s Dr. Varun Choudhary, senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral health, contributes to this Associated Press article on the loss of multiple members in families due to COVID-19.

June 9, 2020
Coping With the Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health

Magellan Healthcare’s Dr. Varun Choudhary, senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral health, talks about the impact of COVID-19 in this USA Today’s The Future of Personal Health article.

May 21, 2020
Magellan Health Launches Stay at Home for MY LIFE

Magellan Healthcare announces it has launched a virtual program called Stay at Home for MY LIFE for youth ages 13-23 who have experience with mental health, substance use, juvenile justice and foster-care-related issues.

May 8, 2020
Mental Health Providers are Caring for Frontline Workers, Sometimes in Just One Phone Call

Magellan Healthcare’s Christine Schulze, director clinical care services, talks about how our hotline is helping first responders and healthcare workers in this Direct Relief article.

May 6, 2020
10 Ways to Help Your Partner Cope with Loss

Magellan Healthcare’s Dr. Varun Choudhary, senior vice president, chief medical officer, behavioral health, contributes advice on how to support a grieving partner in this Bustle article.

April 14, 2020
Protecting Your Kids’ Mental Health During the Pandemic

Magellan Healthcare’s Dr. Shareh Ghani, vice president, medical director, and Dr. Roger Ayres, medical director, share insights on how to protect kids’ mental health during the pandemic in this Scary Mommy article.

April 10, 2020
Magellan Healthcare Opens Free Crisis Hotline to Support First Responders and Healthcare Workers Responding to COVID-19

Magellan Healthcare announces it has opened a free national 24-hour crisis line for all first responders and healthcare workers who are serving on the front lines battling the coronavirus pandemic.

March 20, 2020
Magellan Healthcare Expands Telehealth Services to Support Clients during COVID-19 Outbreak

Magellan Healthcare announces it has expanded telehealth services and implemented additional initiatives to help support clients during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in this press release.

March 18, 2020
Magellan Healthcare Offers Support to Individuals and Customers in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Magellan Healthcare announces the offering of several services and resources in response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) nationwide, in this press release.