Preparing for the Mental Health Needs of Older Adults

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar developed under contract by the National Council for Behavioral Health, will take place Monday, June 12th at 12:00-1:30pm  Eastern Time called “Preparing for the Mental Health Needs of Older Adults.”

Currently about 7.5 million Americans 65 and older are living with a mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. This number is expected to double by 2030 as baby boomers age. Additionally, untreated mental illnesses among this population is associated with poor health outcomes, higher health care utilization, increased morbidity/mortality and increased caregiver stress.  

Join the National Council to explore the impact of an aging population on mental health services, geriatric psychiatric clinical syndromes and opportunities for prevention and treatment in geriatric mental health. 


  • Brent Forester, MD, MSc, Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Mclean Hospital and Medical Director – Behavioral Health, Center for Population Health, Partners HealthCare
  • Nicole Cadovius, MBA, MSM, CAPS and FAAIDD, Director, Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health 

Register here: 

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If you are having an issue logging into the web, you can also join by phone first, press *0 and get a private operator help to get you onto the web.  If you have an issue any time during the call, you can press *0 for immediate help.  

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kelle Masten via email at or at 703-682-5187.

***Closed Captioning is available for this webinar.