FACT SHEET: OLDER ADULTS AND MENTAL HEALTH At least 5.6 million to 8 million older adults – nearly 1 in 5 - have one or more mental health or substance use conditions which present unique challenges for their care.3 Fewer than 40% of older adults with mental &/or substance use disorders get treatment. Of
For most older adults, good health ensures independence, security, and productivity as they age. Yet millions struggle every day with health and safety challenges such as chronic disease, falls, and mental health issues—all of which can severely impact quality of life.
When you are experiencing a mental health problem, access to support and reliable information can change your life. Knowing where to seek help is a key step in recovery and ongoing management of mental health problems. At the Black Dog Institute we believe everyone with a mental illness should be able to access excellent care and services. Tobacco Use Among Adults with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders plus icon. What We Know: Tobacco Use and Quitting Among Individuals With Behavioral Health Conditions; Promising Policies And Practices To Address Tobacco Use By Persons With Mental And Substance Use Disorders plus icon. New York Implements Tobacco-Free Campus Policies
can increase awareness of mental health issues and resources and decrease the related stigma. • Programs that improve enrollment rates in safety net health care providers can result in increased mental health care due to improved mental health coverage in the African American community. Adults 10 Tips for Families in Tough Times Coping Facts for Adults Coping Facts for ... Coping with Disaster Fact Sheets. Adults. ... About Mental Health. Link Item. TRICARE MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SERVICES Suicide Prevention TRICARE urges beneficiaries to seek help during times of difficulty. TRICARE offers mental health care services for beneficiaries coping with mental health issues, including those who have thoughts of suicide. If you or a loved one has suicidal thoughts, call the Fact Sheet 01-08: CHAMPVA Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder BenefitsPublished December 2016 − If the patient is medically in need of chemical detoxifi-cation, but does not require the personnel or facilities of a general hospital setting, detoxification services are covered in addition to rehabilitative care. Infographic presents five steps for helping someone in emotional pain in order to prevent suicide. Steps include: Ask, Keep Them Safe, Be There, Help Them Connect, and Stay Connected. This fact sheet answers commonly asked questions about genes and their role in a person’s mental health. It covers ...