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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USA Today, 11-04-2021

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a mental health crisis that experts say the U.S. may have to battle for years to come.

Business Insider, 11-03-2021

People who’ve been diagnosed with mood disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression are now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Axios, 11-02-2021

Latinos with an unhealthy response to chronic stress, like smoking or constantly eating junk food, tend to report fewer depression symptoms like hopelessness and restlessness in the long run than those with no dangerous coping mechanisms, according to an analysis.

NPR, 10-20-2021

A coalition of the nation’s leading experts in pediatric health has issued an urgent warning declaring the mental health crisis among children so dire that it has become a national emergency.

Psychiatric Times, 09-20-2021

43 of 50 states are experiencing a severe shortage in psychiatrists specializing in child and adolescent care. Telehealth may be able to help.

NPR, 09-17-2021

Most kids around the country are back in classrooms by now, but this school year isn’t quite the return-to-normalcy that everyone had hoped for. Covid-19 cases are surging again, and many school districts have already closed due to outbreaks. Others are offering remote learning options. This school year is already feeling uncertain and anxiety ridden for many...

CNN, 09-10-2021

Psychological distress, depression and anxiety were prevalent among both men and women half a year into the Covid-19 pandemic and well beyond the initial lockdown periods, according to a new paper in Lancet Regional Health-Americas.

Business Insider, 09-07-2021

The pandemic has affected the mental health of many of us, but new data shows where people may be feeling these effects the most.

News-Medical, 08-26-2021

In recent years, there has been an increased awareness of what mental health is and how it can be addressed in order to reduce its stigmatization. These strategies will be vital to tackling mental health going forward, improving the rates at which people seek out help, and increasing the efficacy of treatment. Here, we discuss...