Building Relationships Between Mental Health and Aging Services
In recognition of Older Americans and Mental Health Awareness month, please join us for an informational webinar sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
- Kimberly Williams, LMSW, President, Mental Health Association of New York City
- Jo Anne Sirey, PhD, Weil Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychiatry
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.