Magellan Healthcare is hosting free webinars during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month in September

FRISCO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Magellan Healthcare Inc., the behavioral and specialty healthcare segment of Magellan Health, Inc., today announced a series of virtual events in support of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month in September.

“At Magellan, we believe one suicide is one suicide too many,” said Andrew Sassani, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Magellan Healthcare, California, HAI and MHS. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month to shine a light on the issues surrounding suicide and how people can get help. assistance. People can and do recover from mental health and addiction issues and anything else that can contribute to suicidal thoughts, to go on to live happy, vibrant lives.

Suicide claimed the lives of nearly 46,000 people in the United States in 20201. It is the second leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 and adults aged 35 to 44, and the third leading deaths among young people aged 15 to 24.1

In September, Magellan will host the following virtual events focused on suicide prevention and recovery from mental health and addiction issues:

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, Join Magellan Healthcare for the Recovery and Resilience Webinar, “What I Would Say to My Younger Self: Conversations About Hope, Recovery, and the ‘S’ Word.” The roundtable led by Dana Foglesong, MSW, NCPS, CRPS, National Senior Director of Recovery and Resilience Services for Magellan Healthcare, will include guest presenters: Iden Campbell McCollum, Mental Health Advocate, Suicide Prevention Advisor and Investor CEO of Twelve6 Strategies; Francesca Reicherter, mental health advocate, author and founder and president of Inspiring My Generation; and Tonja Myles, Mental Health and Addictions Advocate, Veteran, Certified Peer Support Specialist and Board Member. Go here for more information and free registration.

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, Join Magellan Healthcare for the webinar “The Role of Mental Health Recovery in Suicide Prevention”. We will hear the inspiring recovery story of a person who lives with mental health issues and who has experienced multiple suicide attempts. Our physicians will share their knowledge and professional experience in identifying the signs of suicide and addressing mental health and addiction issues to prevent suicide. Presenters from Magellan Healthcare will be Stacey Volz, CPRP, CPS, Family Support Coordinator; Steven Pratt, MD, senior medical director; Andrew Sassani, MD, chief medical officer, California, HAI and MHS; and Samuel Williams, MD, MBA, FAPA, medical director. Go here for more information and free registration.

Visit and for Magellan events, downloads and other resources for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month.

About Magellan Health: Magellan Healthcare, Inc., the healthcare business unit of Magellan Health, Inc., provides solutions for complex conditions in the areas of behavioral health and specialty medical treatment. Magellan Healthcare serves commercial health plans, employers, state and local governments, and the federal government, including the Department of Defense. For more information, visit

About Magellan Health: Magellan Health, Inc. is a leader in managing the most complex and fastest growing areas of healthcare, including special populations, comprehensive pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan supports innovative ways to access better health through technology, while staying focused on the essential personal relationships that are needed to lead healthy, vibrant lives. Magellan’s customers include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers, unions, various military and government agencies, and third-party administrators. For more information, visit


1 National Institute of Mental Health, “Suicide” information