10 ways to become more resilient

How good are you at coping with adversity? Somehow, life always finds a way to present you with challenges that you didn’t see coming. Fortunately, you can improve your resilience skills—enabling you to bounce back when confronted with a crisis or an overwhelming change. Differentiate problems from your response to them. You have the option…

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Sanity Savers: Tips for managing holiday stress

Holidays are meant to be a joyful time celebrating with family and friends, enjoying time off from work, and indulging in delicious meals. That said, it is also easy to get overwhelmed and anxious as you try to keep up with multiple demands on your personal, family and work life. Try these sanity savers to…

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Magellan in the News

Magellan in the News: Barry Smith Featured in Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Magellan’s own Chairman and CEO, Barry M. Smith, was recently featured in Behavioral Healthcare Executive, talking about the importance of prioritizing behavioral health as a part of disaster recovery. In the article, Barry discusses how delivering innovative access to behavioral health services is critical to enabling not only physical, but emotional renewal. Read Barry’s complete article…

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MY LIFE: Youth-Inspired and Inspiring

Mike* was dancing wildly to hip hop music before running up to me and confidently stating, “I’m a leader.” He told me about how he ran to be a class officer and lost but how he was not going to give up. He talked about his search for a life-long mentor and how he wanted…

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Teaching substance abuse researchers the value of entrepreneurship

Teaching substance abuse researchers the value of entrepreneurship

I have had the privilege of wearing many hats in a variety of industries throughout my career, including as an entrepreneur, executive, board member, educator, inventor and investor in technology, healthcare, biotechnology and life sciences. I have seen the development of ideas and innovations that never had the opportunity to come to fruition. There are…

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Magellan Cares Foundation

Magellan Cares: National Philanthropy Day

Caring is at the heart of Magellan’s culture. Whether it’s approving grant applications through the Magellan Cares Foundation, utilizing paid volunteer time off (VTO) hours or matching financial gifts, this is continually demonstrated by our associates across the country. Learn more about the Magellan Cares Foundation by visiting our webpage, which includes information about how…

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A New Approach to Tackling Substance Use Disorders

A New Approach to Tackling Substance Use Disorders

Every day in the news we hear about the devastating impact of the opioid crisis across the country. While we need to confront this complicated crisis, we also need to examine the larger issue of substance use disorders (SUD) that impact millions of Americans. This past September, I had the honor to represent Magellan Health…

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A Present Day Look at PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD, comes in many forms and affects children and adults alike. Early descriptions of PTSD are found throughout literature. The hallmarks of war-related PTSD were described in Homer’s The Iliad. Shakespeare wrote of the symptoms in Henry IV and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In recent times, books such…

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