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More than two in five Americans are struggling with mental or behavioral health issues associated with COVID-19, according to a CDC report on mental health, substance use and suicidal ideation during the pandemic.

While the increased pressures from health concerns, economic instability and social issues on adults are clear, mental health impacts on children and young people cannot be overstated. The CDC report revealed that while 11% of adults seriously contemplated suicide in June 2020, the same was disproportionately reported by young people aged 18 to 24 (26%).1

During May and throughout the year, Magellan is committed to increasing awareness about mental health, wellness, and the importance of recognizing and addressing concerns. We invite you to engage with us through the events and resources on this page, and share with your clients, patients, family, friends and colleagues.

Events in May and beyond

  • Stay Home for MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) virtual youth fest, Thursday, May 27, and the fourth Thursday of every month, 6 – 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) 
    • Encourage youth you know to take part in this fun and inspirational event for those who have experience with mental health, substance use, juvenile justice and foster-care-related issues.
    • Visit the event summary and the MY LIFE Facebook page below for more information and free registration.
  • Stamp Out Stigma (SOS) Twitter chats, Thursdays in May, 1 – 2 p.m. (Eastern)
    • Events focus on suicide prevention, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ mental health, and whole-body health in a chat with Magellan co-host, Dr. Varun Choudhary, chief medical officer, behavioral health.
    • Use #MHMChat (May 27) to participate.


Information and resources

  • Check out our Magellan Health Insights blog for posts in May and beyond.

1 Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020, Center for Disease Control.


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