Depression and Mental Health Screening

October is National Depression and Mental Health Awareness and Screening Month. Depression and mental health screening are primary focus areas of Magellan Healthcare in managing behavioral health for our members and educating our communities. For October and throughout the year, Magellan is committed to increasing awareness of depression, mental health more broadly, and the importance of mental health screening in primary care settings and beyond.

Magellan also recognizes the following observances in October:

  • Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4-10
  • National Depression Screening Day, Thursday, October 8
  • World Mental Health Day, Saturday, October 10

Explore Magellan Healthcare free virtual events in October and throughout the remainder of 2020 

Magellan in the News

The latest in care for suicidal teens and young adults, Psychiatric Times video interview featuring Magellan Healthcare’s Medical Director, Dr. Shareh Ghani

PTSD and the Pandemic: Four Keys for Identifying Mental Health Concerns, Addiction Professional article featuring Magellan Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health, Dr. Varun Choudhary, MA, DFAPA

Mindfulness for Skeptics, Real Simple article featuring Magellan Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Caroline Carney

Magellan Healthcare Provides Resources During National Depression and Mental Health Awareness

and Screening Month, press release

Magellan Health Insights Blog Posts

Depression and suicide by Magellan Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health, Dr. Varun Choudhary, MA, DFAPA

5 ways care managers help navigate mental health by Magellan Rx Management

Mental health screening: An integral part of primary care by Magellan Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health, Dr. Varun Choudhary, MA, DFAPA

Depression screening by Magellan Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health, Dr. Varun Choudhary, MA, DFAPA

Additional Magellan Healthcare Resources

Find helpful information on mental/behavioral health to learn more and spread awareness among family, friends and colleagues.

Magellan websites

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Stay tuned to our Twitter, LinkedIn and MY LIFE Facebook pages in October and all throughout the year for health resources, education and news.