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Bringing a Whole Health Approach to Behavioral Healthcare

Encompassing mental health conditions and substance use disorders, behavioral health is a key component of whole health. At Anthem, we believe a comprehensive approach is needed to address the behavioral health needs of our communities.

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WHAT’S THE STATE OF THE NATION’S MENTAL HEALTH?

Anthem is committed to using data and listening to those on the front lines of behavioral healthcare to gain a deeper understanding of those we serve. As part of this commitment, we developed an inaugural report to analyze more than 27 million healthcare claims and results from our nationwide clinician survey.

ASK THE EXPERTS: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THROUGH A WHOLE HEALTH LENS

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NBC News, 05-27-2021

Black therapists say the spike in demand from Black clients for the last year has been difficult — and in some ways surprising and even hopeful.

The Washington Post, 05-27-2021

Montgomery County leaders are taking steps to add mental health to the list of valid reasons to be absent from school, saying the move is especially important after the inordinate toll of the pandemic.

HuffPost, 05-19-2021

Experts share where and how to find support for postpartum depression, stress and anxiety after having a baby.

Medical News Today, 05-19-2021

The Trevor Project — the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for young LGBTQ people — has published the results of its third annual national survey on the mental health of LGBTQ youth.

NBC News, 05-18-2021

Mental health professionals are ramping up their efforts to understand the pandemic’s impact — and early findings are not encouraging.

NPR, 05-13-2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the proportion of emergency department visits by children in mental health crises went up significantly during the pandemic — about 30% for kids ages 12-17 and 24% for children ages 5-11 between March and October of last year, compared to 2019.

CNBC, 05-10-2021

With everything going on, the number of Americans experiencing anxiety and depression is up — 42% of U.S. adults reported symptoms, up from 11% in previous years, according to a December survey from the U.S. Census Bureau.

HealthPayerIntelligence, 05-06-2021

Mental healthcare claims have decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic even though more adults have reported symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Scripps National News, 05-06-2021

Anthem released its first ever State of the Nation’s Mental Health report while Mental Health America has a new toolkit to help people transition back into public life.