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region/plan-specific news : Pennsylvania HealthChoices

Suicide and suicidal ideation intersect with alcohol and substance misuse

Magellan, its county partners, and its provider network are seeing an increase in suicide intersecting with substance use across the communities we serve.

The challenges have only increased through the pandemic as multiple resources point out the decrease in mental health stability and increase in substance use/abuse.

Increase your awareness of this issue and learn more about resources with Melanie Berger and Ivana Romeo, care managers with Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, who shared this op-ed in the Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown) and several other statewide newspapers in April 2022.

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