According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the growing number of older adults with mental or substance use disorders could have a tremendous impact on the healthcare needs of our nation.
With May being both Older Americans Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, we can turn our attention toward the behavioral health needs of older Americans.
On May 6, 2021, we held the 4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day (OAMHAD) Symposium.
This free, all-day virtual event featured engaging plenaries, informative sessions, and a diverse array of topics addressing the most pressing needs in older adult mental health.
Weren't able to attend live?
Who should attend?
Public health practitioners, professionals in the aging network, mental health providers, health care professionals, and anyone interested in ensuring the mental health of older adults.
The symposium was brought to you by NCOA, the U.S. Administration for Community Living, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.