Improving Resiliency for Older Adults at Risk for Suicide

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The prevalence of suicide among older Vermonters, and the risks of social isolation, chronic pain, and substance use as a growing concern especially during the COVID-19 pandemic with its added stressors will be described in this panel presentation.  The innovative use by Support and Services at Home (SASH) of wellness check-ups for early identification and intervention in behavioral health problems, including suicide risk, will be shared. 

Learn about the approach of care coordinators and wellness nurses who perform screenings, provide education and intervene as necessary with counseling, make referral to specialists, and assist in living well connecting their older adults with peers.

Presenters

Tom	Delaney, PhD

Tom Delaney, PhD

Dr. Delaney is based in the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program in the UVM Larner College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.
Recent Suicide Prevention Trends: What Have We Been Learning?

Recent Suicide Prevention Trends: What Have We Been Learning?

The presenters will present recent trends in Vermont suicide and related data. Special populations that will be described include youth, LGBTQ+, Persons of Color, females and older adults.
Bringing Resiliency Into Focus

Bringing Resiliency Into Focus

In a series of snapshots, Dese’Rae L. Stage, an award-winning artist, mom, suicidologist, activist, and MSW student, will share her experiences with suicidal thoughts (and sometimes more) over the course of her lifetime.
Widening the Lens: Social Justice and Racial Equity in Suicide Prevention

Widening the Lens: Social Justice and Racial Equity in Suicide Prevention

In order to begin to address the disparity in efforts around suicide prevention, we need to widen our lens to include a perspective of social justice and racial equity.
Dese’Rae L. Stage

Dese’Rae L. Stage

Dese’Rae L. Stage, an award-winning artist, mom, suicidologist, and activist will Bring Resiliency Into Focus with personal stories.

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