Over 60 People Trained in Suicide Prevention Among Older Adults
During September Suicide Prevention Month, over 60 individuals attended the September 13 Suicide Prevention Among Older Adults training provided by Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. The purpose of this free training was to educate anyone serving the older adult (60+) population on why older adults are at higher risk for suicide and on how to help prevent suicides among older adults. The audience included clinicians, mental health staff, community partners, and other individuals supporting older adults.
The training included an introductory presentation and a panel with a client/consumer, provider and community partner. Our speakers included Carmen Lee (Stamp Out Stigma), Dr. Barbara Yates-Weissman (San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services) and Dr. Patrick Arbore (Institute of Aging, Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention).
View the recorded training and handouts. The handouts are located at the bottom right corner of the page. Please note this link works only with Google Chrome browser, not Internet Explorer.
To learn more about suicide prevention efforts in San Mateo County and get involved, visit the Suicide Prevention website.