Depression and Suicide in Older Adults

Depression and suicide in older adults are major public health issues requiring greater attention in the United States as well as other countries. Whereas suicide attempts are more common among adolescents and young adults; older adults show the highest overall suicide rates. Older adults are the fastest growing demographic and depression is often unrecognized as well as untreated among this vulnerable population, leading to potentially greater proportions of suicide. In this webinar, participants will review the signs and symptoms of depression in older adults and identify key risk factors for depression and suicide. Diagnostic evaluation tools and potential treatment options will be explored with practical tips and resources. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

This webinar does not have any offerings for this semester.