Suicide in the Military

This article was co-authored by Stephanie Bender, DA, MA, LMHC. Misconceptions, Risk Factors, and How You Can Help The military suicide rate has gradually increased over time. Among active-duty members, the suicide rate per 100,000 significantly rose from 2015 (20.3) to 2020 (28.7). Most of the suicides were completed by enlisted service members less than…

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Magellan Federal

Self-Care Practices Within a Wellness Dimensional Model

August is National Wellness Month, which makes it the perfect time to reflect on how we care for ourselves. Wellness is a series of interconnected dimensions that contribute to a person’s overall health and well-being. These dimensions of health include: Social Spiritual/Community Physical Emotional Financial Occupational/Career It is necessary to give attention to each dimension…

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Genetic Testing

Direct-to-consumer versus clinical genetic tests: What you need to know

Why genetic testing? Learn about where your ancestors came from and their ethnicities. Determine whether you are biologically related to another person. Estimate your genetic risk of developing common diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Detect mutations associated with genetic diseases, such as sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis. There is a wide range of reasons individuals…

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Veteran Hiring

Benefits of Hiring Our Veterans

Article originally published on MFed Inform. Veterans, as a talent pool, are often overlooked as they transition to civilian employment. Employers may not understand how to translate their experience and skillsets into nonmilitary roles or how to offer support to our veterans as they experience that evolution in their careers. Magellan Federal has a long legacy…

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Support for PTSD in the Military

Article originally published on MFed Inform. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an increasingly important topic and issue within the U.S. military, across all Services. With thousands of counselors around the globe providing health and wellness care on military installations, Magellan Federal has a wealth of knowledge on PTSD and we would like to raise awareness…

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Military Spouse

Benefits of Hiring Military Spouses

With a rich history of providing service and support to Warriors, Veterans, and their families, Magellan Federal is fortunate to attract and employ talent who have served our country or who have family members who have served. Here’s why Magellan Federal is fully committed to hiring military spouses. Employment Challenges for Military Spouses Deployments and…

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Magellan is proud to support the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

The new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is here

The new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched on July 16, 2022. With 988, it’s now easier than ever for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress–whether that is thoughts of suicide, a mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress–to seek immediate help. The new 988 dialing code operates through the…

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