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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island



Mental Health and Behavioral Health

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry - AAGP is a national association dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of elders with mental disorders. Source: AAGP

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) - Information for professionals includes training conference schedules, job networking, an online store for educational audio and video tapes, full text articles, highlights of research conferences, guidelines on when to refer for marriage and family therapy, etc. Source: AAMFT

American Psychological Association (APA) - This is a link to a page on APA's web site entitled "Mental Health Care and Older Adults: Facts and Policy Recommendations." It lists facts about barriers to mental health care for older adults and provides recommendations for improving access to care.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) - NAMI is a non-profit, grass roots, self-help, support, and advocacy organization. Source: NAMI

National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) - A link to an NIMH fact sheet on depression and suicide facts related to older adults.

The National Mental Health Association - NMHA is a non-profit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. The site contains numerous fact sheets related to older adults and mental health, e.g., late-life depression and coping with disaster. Source: NMHA. Search "older adults" for a list.

National Association of Social Workers - NASW's web site contains information on publications, continuing education, professional services, career information and other news.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA, a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, focuses on improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services related to substance abuse and mental illness. Source: SAMHSA. From SAMHSA's home page, you can link to their Information Clearinghouse.

UPCOMING RIGEC PROGRAMS

Workshop 5: Safe Transitions in a Changing Health Care System - 6/2/2014

Go to Program Calendar.

 

2014 Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics - 3/19/2014

Couldn't attend the Thewlis Lecture?
Watch it on your computer via Livestream!

(Audio kicks in at 13:53, during Dr. Clark's intro)