Suicide and Depression in Older Adults

Suicide and Depression in Older Adults 

Depression and suicide are among the top public health concerns facing older adult populations. Older adults encounter changes physically, cognitively, and psychosocially that often contribute to the onset of depression. Further, older adult populations have among the highest incident rates of suicide than any other age group, which makes appropriate diagnosis and treatment of depression in this population even more critical. This course will provide an overview of some physical, cognitive, and psychosocial factors that could be contributing to depression in an older adult, as well as important information on recognizing risk factors and warning signs of depression in this population. Additionally, information related to evidence-based treatment strategies for older adult populations will be discussed along with the importance of monitoring treatment adherence.

$15.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-BHC-0-SDOA

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (32 Match)

American Psychological Association

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.25 HOURS


CE Provider #RTX050401 for Marriage and Family Therapists:State of Ohio Counselor , Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
CEBroker Provider 50- 290.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based Online.

Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 General continuing education clock hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.2 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

This course awards 1.25 contact hours upon successful completion.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

1.25 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours. Content Area: R1/Treatment

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.25 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.25 CEHs.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

1.25 HOURS


California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.25 CEH's

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

1.25 HOURS


National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

1.25 HOURS


Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-SDOA
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify important facts that are known about older adults and behavioral health.
Discuss strategies for recognizing signs of depression in older adult populations.
Explain why older adults are more likely to die by suicide and common risk and warning signs for suicide in older adult populations.
Describe evidence-based treatment strategies for adults with depression and suicidal ideation and factors that could influence treatment adherence.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Older Adult

Is it Just Old Age?

The Older Adult

Behavioral Health and Older Adults

Important Facts About Older Adults and Behavioral Health

Review

Summary

Section 3: Depression in Older Adults

Defining Depression

Depression and Older Adults

Assessing Older Adults for Depression

Strategies for Recognizing Signs of Depression in Older Adults

Stressors Related to Behavioral Health Conditions in Older Adults

The Aging Process

Physical Conditions of Aging That May Contribute to Depression

Knowledge Check

Cognitive Conditions That May Contribute to Depression

Psychosocial Conditions That May Contribute to Depression

Signs of Depression in Older Adults

Nondysphoric Depression in Older Adults

Assess for Strengths in Older Adults

Review

Summary

Section 4: Suicide and Suicidal Ideation in Older Adults

Defining Suicide

Active Versus Passive Suicidal Ideation

Suicide and Older Adults

Recognizing Risk for Suicide in Older Adults

Risk Factors for Suicide Among Older Adults

Warning Signs for Suicide Among Older Adults

Respond to Suicidal Behaviors

Review

Summary

Section 5: Treatment for Depression and Suicidal Ideation

Evidence-Based Treatments for Depression

Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies for Suicide

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Selecting a Treatment Strategy

Involving the Patient in Decision-Making

Integrated and Collaborative Care

Psychotropic Drug Use and Risks for Older Adults

The Importance of Treatment Adherence

Reasons for Non-Adherence to Treatment

Improving Treatment Adherence

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Melissa Lewis-Stoner, MSW, LCSW-C
Melissa A. Lewis-Stoner, MSW, LCSW-C is the Product Manager for Behavioral Health for Relias. Ms. Lewis-Stoner received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.  She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of behavioral and public health experience in state government and not-for-profit agencies. Prior to joining Relias, Melissa served as a Client Advisor for a behavioral health analytics company. She also has experience in managing behavioral health homes and public health chronic disease programs. Melissa's career began in treatment services where she worked as a drug and alcohol treatment specialist in a non-profit substance abuse program, provided outpatient mental health clinical services, and also started a co-occurring mental health and substance abuse forensic program serving pre-release and post-release criminal justice clients. Disclosure: Melissa Lewis-Stoner, MSW, LCSW-C has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; Nurses; Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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