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Spotlight Magellan Health: Haita Makanji

Haita Makanji, vice president, clinical strategy and innovation supporting the specialty division of Magellan Rx Management, has worked for MRx for nearly 10 years, where she has focused on helping to support payers as they navigate the pharmacy space. Makanji, who is based out of Massachusetts, leads a team of highly trained pharmacists and experts…

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Medication to treat children’s mental health

Medication to treat children’s mental health

In the midst of a national children’s mental health crisis, families are doing the best they can to assess how well their children are coping with increased stressors from the pandemic and figure out what to do if it seems they are having difficulty. Psychotropic medication is among the options to consider when indicated. However,…

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Kids Mental Health and the Ukraine War

Mental Health Tips for Children During the Ukraine War

This article is part two of our discussion about the impacts on mental health and the war in Ukraine. Click here to read our tips for adults.  Information on the war is continually changing. The youngest viewers, children, are watching and may experience the fear and stress associated with images from the war in Ukraine….

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Mental Health and the Ukraine War

Mental Health Tips for Adults During the Ukraine War

The war in Ukraine is continually changing with updates to the minute within the news cycle and social media. Constantly, there are reports and images flooding our electronic devices with images that are incomprehensible to see. Military families have intense stress as they look at the uncertainties of deployments and the impact on military families….

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Therapeutic Psychedelics | Magellan Rx

Therapeutic Psychedelics: An Emerging Frontier in Mental Health

Do psilocybin, MDMA, LSD, ketamine, and cannabis sound familiar as medication therapy to help treat mental illness? It goes without saying that the pandemic has intensified mental health symptoms in the United States (US), turning an urgent matter into a crisis. One in 5 American adults suffers from mental illness, with young adults ages 18…

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Spotlight Magellan Health: Greg Dicharry

For Greg Dicharry, his work at Magellan Healthcare is not just a job, it’s a passion. Filming and directing documentaries highlighting suicide awareness has been a welcome side gig of Dicharry’s job as national youth empowerment director at Magellan. For the past 14 years, Dicharry has been connecting with people affected in some way by…

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Spotlight Magellan Health: Tim Daley

Finding the best strategies to achieve good outcomes is one of the many goals of Tim Daley. As vice president of network development Tim’s two main responsibilities include network optimization and value-based contracting strategies. By working closely with providers to define a high-quality experience for members, Daley aims to create a more efficient member journey…

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Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in the Military

The Problem Intimate partner violence is a national public health issue, resulting in devastating personal trauma and effects on our country. Intimate partner violence includes physical violence, non-consensual sexual violence (including non-physical sexual events, such as sexting), stalking, and psychological aggression. According to the CDC, intimate partner violence in the United States is far more…

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