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Amerigroup Washington Offers All Members Free Access to Digital Behavioral Healthcare Resources
|By Business Wire
|January 12, 2017 11:30 AM EST
While the holiday season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer,
the post-holiday season and winter blues sometimes bring an increase of
depression and struggle for many. To address these heightened stressors
both now and throughout the year, Amerigroup Washington is working
together with myStrength, Inc., an innovative leader in digital
behavioral healthcare, to provide mental health and wellness resources
to all Amerigroup Washington members, dramatically increasing access to
mental health services throughout the state.
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Amerigroup Washington members can now access myStrength’s evidence-based resources through their member portal https://myamerigroup.com/WA/ by clicking on the myStrength link (Graphic: Business Wire)
One in four people struggle with behavioral health challenges, yet
nearly 70 percent do not receive effective care, due in large part to
stigma and access. According to Mental Health America, Washington ranks
30th out of 50 in the nation for prevalence of serious mental
illness. This low overall ranking indicates higher prevalence of mental
illness and lower rates of access to care. Unfortunately, lack of access
and care directly results in poorer quality of life and greater risk of
Through this collaboration with myStrength, Inc., all Amerigroup
Washington members now have access to online behavioral health
resources. These digital resources promote emotional wellness and help
those struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and
chronic pain to manage and overcome the challenges and are available
“Amerigroup Washington brings a ‘whole person’ approach to care, and is
committed to ensuring that our members have expanded access to
high-quality service and integrated healthcare,” said Amerigroup
Washington Medical Director Dr. Tanya Dansky. “The collaboration between
Amerigroup Washington and myStrength seeks to address access challenges
by increasing our member’s access to digital behavioral health self-care
to improve their emotional health and well-being.”
myStrength’s evidence-based resources use interactive technology-driven
tools for treating behavioral health disorders such as depression,
anxiety, substance use disorder and chronic pain. With access to a range
of individualized information, e-Learning modules and self-care
applications, activities help bridge the gap between therapy visits,
allowing clients to navigate through issues and address problems.
myStrength is available 24/7 to Amerigroup Washington members and can be
accessed from any computer, even at a public library, or mobile device.
myStrength’s tools and activities offers low-risk, effective solutions
to managing behavioral health issues for members age 13+. myStrength
consistently demonstrates high levels of consumer adoption,
satisfaction, engagement and clinical improvement. On average, users
report a 25% reduction in symptoms.
“The vast majority of people who struggle with mental illness,
unfortunately, do not receive effective care or support. And, over 96
million Americans live in areas with a shortage of mental health
providers,” said Scott Cousino, myStrength’s Co-Founder and CEO. “We are
proud to collaborate with Amerigroup Washington and extend access to
behavioral health care. Using myStrength provides an effective way to
help those struggling with challenges, offering members free,
user-friendly and individualized resources on their own terms.”
Amerigroup Washington members can access myStrength resources through
their member portal https://myamerigroup.com/WA/
by clicking on the myStrength link.
About Amerigroup Washington
Amerigroup Washington helps improve health care access and quality for
approximately 140,000 Washington citizens by developing innovative care
management programs and services. Members are assured care that is not
only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and
patient-centered. Amerigroup Washington provides ongoing community
relations and outreach to encourage members to become active
participants in their health care. Through health education programs,
members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle.
myStrength, Inc., is a recognized leader and one of the fastest-growing
digital behavioral health companies in the US. myStrength greatly
enhances traditional care models – while addressing issues of cost, lack
of access and stigma, to deliver mental health and well-being resources
at scale. Our platform targets the most prevalent and costly behavioral
health conditions – empowering consumers with innovative self-care
resources to manage and overcome challenges with depression, anxiety,
substance use disorder and chronic pain. myStrength collaborates with
over 100 health plans, community behavioral health providers, integrated
health systems and ACOs. For more information please visit www.myStrength.com
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