Suicide in Old Age

Conference: 2012 Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention — Creating Partnerships: Taking a Collaborative Approach to Advancing Suicide Prevention

Friday, Apr 06, 2012
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Workshop/Presentation: A4. Suicide in Older Adults: Assessment and Interventions
Clifford Singer, MD

This session will review the known risk factors for suicide in older adults. Loss of will to live, passive suicide, rationale suicide and assisted suicide will also be discussed. At the end of the session, attendees should have improved skills in clinical assessment of suicide risk and reasonable, practical interventions for depressed and demoralized seniors.