Issue Brief 4: Preventing Suicide in Older Adults

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Administration on Aging (AoA) commissioned a series of Issue Briefs to address behavioral health issues that are important to older Americans. The Issue Briefs identify key information and opportunities for action that can improve the lives of older people. This brief is intended to help health care and social service organizations develop strategies to prevent suicide in older adults.