Suicide rates in older adults continue to rise due to numerous factors. Despite the prevalence being so high, the risks are often overlooked in elderly patients. Dr. Nadler Frankel provides an overview of suicide among older adults with a focus on risk and resiliency factors, signs and symptoms that go beyond depression to reveal active suicidal or self-harm risk, and tools to improve overall emotional and mental health in the older adult population.
- Describe the scope of suicide in older adults.
- Identify both risk and resiliency factors in the geriatric population.
- List strategies for suicide assessment and prevention in the elderly population.
- Describe strategies to promote emotional health among older adults.