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May 7, 2020
1:00-2:30PM

Combating Social Isolation for Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

National Older Adults Mental Health Awareness Day

WEBINAR

Combating Social Isolation for Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date:

May 7, 2020

Time:

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Please join Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Administration for Community Living, Veterans Health Administration, and National Coalition on Mental Health,and Aging for the NATIONAL OLDER ADULT MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY 2020: Combating Social Isolation for Seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

In this time of social distancing, older Americans are looking for ways to combat social isolation. Please join us for a thoughtful discussion, including practical ideas to promote connection and recovery for older adults with serious mental illness and substance use disorders, during this unprecedented time in our history.

We know that suicide, depression, anxiety, and problems with alcohol and medications are issues that older adults face. The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that by 2030, there will be nearly 75 million Americans over age 65. A 2012 study from the Institute of Medicine found that nearly one in five older Americans has one or more mental health/substance use conditions. According to 2018 data from the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention and reported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, adults in the 75-84 and 85 and older age groups are among those with the highest rates of suicide.

Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day 2020 will include important remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use - Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, the Assistant Secretary for Aging –Mr.  Lance Robertson, and the latest information on coping with social isolation and loneliness from University of California San Diego Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Dilip Jeste.

How to Participate

Due to overwhelming interest in this webinar, we have stopped collecting registration information. If you are interested in attending this virtual webinar, the necessary log-in information is below without registration. Note - there are two links available so if you are not able to connect through one link, please try the other. Lastly, the links will not be active until 15 minutes prior to the event. We apologize for any inconvenience but hope to have you join on May 7, 2020.

If you are only able to join by phone the day of the event, the webinar will be available on the SAMHSA YouTube channel after the meeting.

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2020-05-07 13:00:00 2020-05-07 14:30:00 America/Detroit Combating Social Isolation for Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic Combating Social Isolation for Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic Date: May 7, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Please join Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Administration for Community Living, Veterans Health Administration, and National Coalition on Mental Health,and Aging for the NATIONAL OLDER ADULT MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY 2020: Combating Social Isolation for Seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  In this time of social distancing, older Americans are looking for ways to combat social isolation. Please join us for a thoughtful discussion, including practical ideas to promote connection and recovery for older adults with serious mental illness and substance use disorders, during this unprecedented time in our history. We know that suicide, depression, anxiety, and problems with alcohol and medications are issues that older adults face. The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that by 2030, there will be nearly 75 million Americans over age 65. A 2012 study from the Institute of Medicine found that nearly one in five older Americans has one or more mental health/substance use conditions. According to 2018 data from the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention and reported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, adults in the 75-84 and 85 and older age groups are among those with the highest rates of suicide. Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day 2020 will include important remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use - Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, the Assistant Secretary for Aging –Mr.  Lance Robertson, and the latest information on coping with social isolation and loneliness from University of California San Diego Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Dilip Jeste. How to Participate Due to overwhelming interest in this webinar, we have stopped collecting registration information. If you are interested in attending this virtual webinar, the necessary log-in information is below without registration. Note - there are two links available so if you are not able to connect through one link, please try the other. Lastly, the links will not be active until 15 minutes prior to the event. We apologize for any inconvenience but hope to have you join on May 7, 2020. If you are only able to join by phone the day of the event, the webinar will be available on the SAMHSA YouTube channel after the meeting. Call-in Number:         888-928-9217 Audience Passcode:    6144700 Click on the WebEx Link to join: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=a5dd4872-f9896159-a5dd794d-0cc47a6d17cc-84248244a8a89eff&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=e6fd5296-baa97bbd-e6fd63a9-0cc47a6d17cc-633bc98741f63659&u=https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PWXW1187582&p=6144700&t=c OR Click on the WebEx Link to join: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=b478044d-e82c2d66-b4783572-0cc47a6d17cc-7b528c5b5084f625&u=https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PWXW1278777&p=9998999&t=c IMPORTANT - WebEx Required Download: To use WebEx for your operator-assisted conferences, presenters and participants alike must have the WebEx Event Manager installed prior to joining. To download the Event Manager, see the instructions on the WebEx Downloads page.  WEBINAR
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