One in four older Americans experience a behavioral health issue that is not a normal part of aging, yet they are less likely to receive treatment than younger individuals. Join this webinar for an update on behavioral health topics relevant to older adults from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), including the latest national data on depression, suicide, and substance abuse or misuse. A description of the Mental Health Association of New York City’s (MHA-NYC) initiatives to improve access to behavioral health services for older adults will also be shared.
- Brian Altman, Director, Division of Policy Innovation, SAMHSA
- Eric Weakly, Chief, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA
- Kim Williams, President, MHA-NYC