Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Webinar: Addressing Behavioral Health Needs of Older Veterans: In our Communities and in Partnership

May 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

This webinar will celebrate both Older Americans Month and Mental Health Month. The information presented aims to help community service providers understand behavioral health needs of older Veterans, identify VHA resources, and discuss the importance of collaboration across mental health, aging, and Veterans services.

While aging Veterans are generally a healthy and resilient group with enduring strengths related to their service, they may face challenges in late life. Older Veterans may struggle with multiple chronic illnesses and/or mental illness. For some, post-traumatic stress symptoms intensify in late life. Most older Veterans receive health, mental health, and social services in their communities. Community providers may not be aware of older clients' Veteran statuses, the unique needs they may have, or the available resources for which they are eligible.

Presenters

Michele J. Karel, PhD, ABPP, Deputy Director, Geriatric Mental Health, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, VA Central Office
Bret Hicken, PhD, MSPH, Geriatric Domain Lead, Veterans Rural Health Resource Center-Salt Lake City and George E. Wahlen VAMC; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology, University of Utah
Byran Richardson, Peer Specialist, West Palm Beach VAMC

Registration and Details

Registration is required to receive the webinar information. Visit the webinar information webpage to sign up and learn more.

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