Standing Grantee Call:
Aging and Mental Health (July 6, 2006)
This call provided a summary of issues related to mental illness in older adults. A speaker from the Administration on Aging (AoA) discussed activities in mental health, while a speaker from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) discussed initiatives and activities concerning older adults.
Aging and Mental Health Call Presentation (PDF)
This presentation by AoA, SAMHSA, and Lewin addresses mental health issues for older adults.
Number of Respondents:
Importance of options counseling to the implementation of your ADRC project:
100 percent - Very important
Depth of information appropriate to background in the subject:
75 percent - Provided sufficient background as well as new information
25 percent - Materials was more basic than needed
Sufficiency of information to the concepts to your project:
50 percent - There was sufficient information
50 percent - Would like more information
Format of the call (panel discussion followed by Q&A):
100 percent - Liked the format
50 percent - Very Good
50 percent - Good
Interest in additional resources:
100 percent - Would be interested in additional resources
Suggestions for additional useful resources:
Suggestions about what kinds of reports/products for us to develop related to aging and mental health:
- More information on how to handle frequent callers, paranoid callers, etc. in order to use staff time more efficiently.
- More information and discussion concerning legal issues and the mentally ill, especially in regard to their rights.
- Conference session or workshop concerning dependencies such as substance abuse or compulsive gambling as they affect the elderly or disabled may be useful.