Magellan Healthcare, the behavioral and specialty health subsidiary of Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), today announced resources and programs to educate and support individuals in recognition of National Depression and Mental Health Awareness and Screening Month throughout October.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting an estimated 11 million adults. Of these, two thirds do not actively seek nor receive proper treatment, which can result in severe impairments that interfere with or limit their ability to engage in important life activities. Primary care providers may see patients with emotional and psychological conditions, but may not have the time or resources to address them.1 Screening and care gaps can lead to unnecessary suffering and missed opportunities for better outcomes.
“At Magellan, we care deeply about improving and saving the lives of those affected by