Welcome to the Summer issue of Engage Magazine! For this issue we focus on the behavioral health needs of older adults. Undetected and undiagnosed mental health issues can have a tremendous impact on older adults and their families. Encouraging healthy communication and recognizing mental health care as an important part of whole person care continues to change the way we approach discussing these issues and reduces the stigma surrounding these topics.
Our feature article comes to us from Institute on Aging's Dr. Patrick Arbore, Founder and Director Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention & Grief Related Services. Dr. Arbore defines and discusses what geriatric behavioral health is and why expanding and training the future workforce is so critical.
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