Magellan Healthcare Offers Resources to Support Emotional Wellness During the Holiday Season

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Magellan Healthcare, the behavioral and specialized health segment of Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), today announced programs and resources to support the emotional well-being of individuals as they navigate a second Christmas season amid a pandemic.

For many, the holidays can be an exciting time, but the pandemic has dramatically changed the way we celebrate holidays and special events with family and friends. In a recent study, 49% of Americans said COVID-19 changed the way they celebrate the holidays. 44% said preparing for the holidays is stressful; and 39% said family gatherings are stressful during the holidays. 1

“As we navigate variants, vaccinations, divisions, and losses in this second year of COVID-19, it is important that we check with family and friends to encourage communication and understand their feelings and preferences about holiday get-togethers that may have changed from before the pandemic. through 2020 and now, “said Candice Tate, MD, medical director of Magellan Healthcare. “While some may want to celebrate the holidays as they did before, others may not be ready, and some may never want to celebrate the way they used to again.”

Magellan Holiday Emotional Support Resources

During the holiday season and all year round, Magellan is committed to raising and raising awareness of behavioral health and emotional wellbeing. It hosts the following webinar:

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET, “Emotional Wellbeing On Vacation During Second Year of COVID-19,” with Candice Tate, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Magellan Healthcare; Barbara Corn, RN, MA, CPHQ, Vice President, Medical Doctor and Clinical Operations, Magellan Rx Management; and Dana Foglesong, MSW, NCPS, National Director, Recovery and Resilience Services, Magellan Healthcare. Visit here for more information and free registration.

Magellan Healthcare has additional resources for everyone, especially those struggling during the holiday season:

About Magellan Healthcare: Magellan Healthcare, Inc., the healthcare division of Magellan Health, Inc., provides solutions to complex diseases in the fields of behavioral health and specialty medical treatments. Magellan Healthcare serves commercial health insurers, employers, state and local governments, and the federal government, including the Department of Defense. More information is available at

About Magellan Health: Magellan Health, Inc. is a leader in managing the fastest growing and most complex healthcare sectors, including specialty populations, comprehensive pharmacy services, and other healthcare specialties. Magellan supports innovative ways to achieve better health through technology while focusing on the critical personal relationships necessary for healthy, vibrant lives. Magellan’s customers include health insurance companies and other managed care organizations, employers, trade unions, various military and government agencies, and external administrators. Please visit for more information.


1 Survey on Holidays and Occasions for Collage Groups, May 2021

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