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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Health equity is a key driver of mental and physical well-being. Yet, some communities continue to disproportionately face barriers to access quality, culturally-competent mental healthcare. At Anthem, we’re supporting the necessary changes being made to telehealth policies that reduce health disparities and better connect our consumers with the care they need to improve and sustain their mental health.

State of the Nation's Mental Health Report
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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.


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CNN, 07-22-2021

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Bailey Lynn and her friends often talked about the toll the virus has taken. Still, the high school senior was surprised recently by the results of a survey she created to assess her classmates’ mental health during the pandemic: Only a quarter who said they thought they needed a therapist had...

HealthLeaders, 07-20-2021

Latinos were the most engaged in using remote mental health services during the height of the pandemic in 2020, according to a new analysis commissioned by Anthem Inc.

mHealthIntelligence, 07-16-2021

An Anthem analysis of telehealth use for mental health services during the pandemic finds that Hispanic and Latino members were the highest users, while black members were far less likely to seek virtual care.

Fierce Healthcare, 07-14-2021

Hispanic patients took to telehealth for behavioral health needs in greater numbers than other racial groups last year, according to new data from Anthem.

The Washington Post, 07-03-2021

It was another Monday morning and my first patient of the day walked in. He was a man in his mid-30s who came to see me for stress and anxiety. He appeared nervous and had trouble getting his words out. And the thing I remember most — which I see again and again with many...

Associated Press, 07-02-2021

After two suicidal crises during pandemic isolation, 16-year-old Zach Sampson feels stronger but worries his social skills have gone stale.

HuffPost, 06-23-2021

If you’re queer, it’s hard to find a professional who fully understands your experience. This brief guide can help.

Kaiser Health News, 06-22-2021

In any given year, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience a form of mental illness, according to federal estimates. And research indicates only about half of them receive treatment in a system that is understaffed and ill distributed to meet demand.

NPR, 06-17-2021

The pandemic has taken a massive toll on people’s mental health. But a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what many of us are seeing and feeling in our own lives: The impact has been particularly devastating for parents and unpaid caregivers of adults.