Wednesday, May 16, 2018

National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Event Livestream

Friday, May 18, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

SAMHSA and ACL, together with the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, invite you to a webcast on the first National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day. The event aims to raise public awareness about the mental health of older Americans and spur action to address the needs of this growing population. 

About the Discussion

By 2030 there will be approximately 75 million Americans over age 65, and the number of older adults needing treatment for serious mental illness and substance use disorders will also rise. Behavioral health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and the improper mixing of medication and alcohol are associated with higher health care use and lower quality of life. As with any age group, older adults have unique needs that require special attention and training from practitioners.

Watch as experts discuss evidence-based approaches to mental health and substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery supports for older adults. The panel will highlight the work of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee and offer guidance for people who seek treatment and services.

One of the featured speakers is ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson.

Registration


Registration is required to view the webcast. Reserve your seat today.


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