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Suicide and the Elderly

The United States has witnessed a dramatic increase in the elderly suicide rate over the past two decades, and currently older Americans are disproportionately more likely to commit suicide. While adults age 65 and over comprise only 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 20 percent of all suicide deaths.

Sponsored by:
Odyssey Hospice

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • The contributing risk factors for suicide in the elderly
  • The symptoms of depression in older adults
  • The connection between aging and depression
  • The treatment modalities for depression in older adults
  • Which ethnic/racial groups are at higher risk for suicide
  • Current research that is being focused on the problem

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Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $59
CEUs: 0.4
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Mary Pick, Program Manager,, 414-227-3353


Fall 2015 Human Services Catalog
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