How to Create a Resilient Workforce: Guidance for Organizations and Leaders

Introduction Given these extraordinary times, “resilience” has become a very popular word used to refer to a capacity that can be developed in people to withstand disruption or recover from adversity more quickly and completely. It is important to ensure teams remain ready and able to adapt to increasing demands. Historically, more pressure is put…

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Throwing out Your Back: What it really means and four ways to prevent it

What does “throwing out your back” really mean? “I threw my back out!” If you haven’t said it, you’ve probably heard it. But what does it really mean? “Throwing out your back” isn’t a medical term or even an accurate description. People often use this phrase to describe: A twinge in the lower back that…

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Spotlight Magellan Health: Paul Messier

The role of being a leader is one that is of foremost importance to Paul Messier. As Senior Director of Federal Program Management, Messier, who has been with Magellan Federal since April 2014, works on programs that provide HR services to military members and their families. He is one of three Senior Directors assigned to…

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Ready, Set, Connect: A Recap of the 19th Annual Magellan Rx Specialty Summit

The best event of 2022 The 19th annual Magellan Rx Specialty Summit returned to New York City after a three-year in-person hiatus (if you asked our attendees, it felt more like three decades). More than 400 nationally recognized payers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, oncologists, and pharmacy industry thought leaders came to connect on the hottest topics and…

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Digital Child

Support for the Digital Aged Child

Tips for parents and professionals To be sure, Covid-19 changed a lot of things. One of which was doubling the average amount of screen time for American adolescents[1]. Pre Pandemic: 3.8 hour per day Current: 7.70 hours per day It is important that parents, teachers, counselors, and others who live and work with children and…

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7 ways to reduce mental health stigma for BIPOC

Millions of people are affected by mental health conditions each year. Unfortunately, more than half of them either delay seeking treatment or do not get help at all due to the associated stigma. Stigma causes people to feel ashamed, be concerned about being treated differently, or fear the loss of their livelihood due to something…

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Hope for suicide prevention through action

Suicide claimed the lives of almost 46,000 people in the United States in 2020.[1] It is the second leading cause of death for children aged 10–14 and adults aged 35–44, and the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15–24.[1] Now is the time to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding suicide….

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Recovery is for everyone. Or is it?

A theme for September’s Recovery Month is “Recovery is for Everyone.” It sounds nice, but is it really true? We’re all impacted by mental health and substance use conditions in some way, whether we live with them or know someone who does. But with 74 million adults and 5 million adolescents in America living with…

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