In recognition of Older Americans Month and Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is hosting an informational webinar sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on: Building Relationships between Mental Health and Aging Services.
Presenters: (1) Kimberly Williams, LMSW, President, Mental Health Association of New York City; and (2) Jo Anne Sirey, PhD, Weil Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychiatry
Description: The population 65 and older will dramatically increase in the upcoming years. The U.S. Census projects that adults 65 and over will represent 56.4 million of the nation’s population by 2020. With the mental health needs of many older adults often going undiagnosed and untreated, this webinar will focus on strategies to integrate mental health into aging service settings. Ms. Williams will discuss New York’s statewide approach to engage and build relationships between mental health and aging service agencies.
Dr. Sirey will discuss evidence-based practices implemented in New York to screen and treat older adults with depression and other mental health disorders in non-traditional mental health settings for older adults. She will highlight lessons learned and recommendations for providing mental health services in these settings.
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern Time
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