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Economic Security & Mental Health


Date: March 17, 2011

Time: 3:00 PM ET

Type: Webinar

Depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health issues don't disappear with age. In fact, almost 20% of older adults aged 55+ experience mental health problems that are not a normal part of aging.

Left untreated, these disorders can lead to fatigue and illness and severely impact one's economic security. The aging services network can connect older adults with the mental health resources they need.

Speakers: Mary Stoudenmire, MSSA, LSW, Cleveland Department of Aging; Bath MacLeod, LCSW, Family Service Agency of San Francisco; Emily Watson, Program Associate, NCOA Center for Healthy Aging


  • Techniques and tools that can help you empower older adults with mental health needs.
  • The differences between intake observation and client self-reporting of mental health and well-being.
  • How to navigate a discussion of mental health problems.
  • How and when to refer clients.
  • Details about SAMHSA and NCOA's resource toolkit Get Connected! Linking Older Adults with Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources.



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