Crisis Planning with Children | Magellan Federal

Helping children feel safe and prepared for a crisis

The destruction left by Hurricane Ian back in September serves as a reminder that times of crisis can often occur quickly with little or no warning. During these events, parents may be coping with children who feel increased worry and anxiousness. Parents and professionals can help by providing guidance on how to develop an at-home…

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Magellan is committed to increasing awareness about the contributing risks for, and the protective factors against, suicide.

What’s hope got to do with it?

There are numerous studies looking at risk factors related to suicidality. In mental health-related training and educational textbooks, lists are presented on the contributing risks for, and protective factors against, suicide. In this article, I’d like to bring attention to one of those items in particular and share a brief synopsis of a scientific experiment….

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Spotlight Magellan Health: Karen Riccardi

Since joining Magellan Health over a year ago, Karen Riccardi has been a part of developing various behavioral healthcare products aimed at helping people to live healthy, vibrant lives.  As senior product development manager, Riccardi’s main responsibility involves the development of behavioral health products and solutions that positively impact the lives of others and drive…

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National Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Now is the time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities and increase support for caregivers. The burden of care is often placed on adult children or other family members, many of whom have full-time jobs and kids of their own….

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Four Key Questions About Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Perhaps you, a family member, or a friend has diabetes. By reading this article, you can share this information and/or use it yourself to help manage diabetes. The first step to effective management is a good understanding of the diabetes disease process. From there, you can build upon that…

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Spotlight Magellan Health: Nikki Walker

Nikki Walker is the director of Federal Program Management with a focus on business innovation for the Magellan Federal Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) program. Walker, who has been with Magellan since 2012, oversees innovation projects and pilot initiatives that are either directed by our government customer or in collaboration with Magellan Health. Currently,…

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