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Depression is more than just a rough patch

October 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


Magellan Healthcare webinar, “Depression is more than just a rough patch”
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Candice Tate, MD, MBA. Magellan Healthcare medical director

Presenter: Candice Tate, MD, medical director, Magellan Healthcare





Dr. Jamie Hanna, MD, Magellan Healthcare medical directorPresenter: Jamie Hanna, MD, medical director, Magellan Healthcare 





Dana Foglesong, MSW, NCPS, Magellan Healthcare national director, recovery and resiliency services

Moderator: Dana Foglesong, MSW, NCPS, national director, recovery and resiliency services, Magellan Healthcare 




Even before the COVID-19 pandemic entered our world, the prevalence of mental illness and suicidal ideation in the US was increasing. Depression – a sad mood that lasts for a long time and interferes with normal, everyday functioning – for those under age 50 increased steadily from 2016 to 2019: 22.6% increase among those aged 12-17, 35.1% increase among those aged 18-25, and 23.6% increase among those aged 26-49.1

Increased stressors brought about by the pandemic – grief and loss, social isolation, financial instability, fear, etc. – have exacerbated the state of mental health in the US. More people from January – September 2020, compared to all of 2019, sought help for anxiety (93% increase) and depression (62% increase).2 Since COVID-19 began, suicidal ideation in the US has more than doubled, with younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers and unpaid adult caregivers experiencing disproportionately worse effects.3

If you missed the live event during National Depression and Mental Health Awareness and Screening Month, check out the recording as our clinical experts address these important issues and answer audience questions.

1 https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt29392/Assistant-Secretary-nsduh2019_presentation/Assistant-Secretary-nsduh2019_presentation.pdf
2 https://mhanational.org/issues/state-mental-health-america
3 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6932a1.htm

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