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"LATE LIFE SUICIDE PREVENTION TOOLKIT" PROGRAM

WHAT An elderly suicide prevention toolkit for health care providers and information for families of seniors who are at risk for suicide.
WHYSo that health care providers can identify the signs that an older person may be suicidal and also so that they are able to effectively treat elderly depression.
WHEREThe Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH)
Public Health Agency of Canada.
The Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging.
RBC Foundation.
Canada.


Program Description

The "Late Life Suicide Prevention Toolkit" Program was developed for health care providers such as physicians, nurses, front-line workers, mental health professionals and educators in health education programs at universities and colleges.

Some of the materials in the "Late Life Suicide Prevention Toolkit" include:

-Interactive, case-based DVD on elderly suicide
-Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health National Guidelines for Seniors' Mental Health
-Clinician Pocket Guide: The Assessment of Suicide Risk and Prevention of Suicide
-Assessing and Treating Depression in Elderly


The elderly prevention toolkit was developed by experts in the fields of geriatrics and suicide prevention, clinicians, researchers and academics, community agencies/organizations, family and advocacy groups.

The Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health also has a toolkit on elderly depression called:
Tools for Health Care Providers : The Assessment & Treatment of Depression in Older Adults.

Another publication is for families of seniors who are at risk for suicide is:
Suicide Prevention among Older Adults: a guide for family members

The Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health is involved in initiatives to enhance and promote senior mental health.
source: ccsmh.ca

MORE PROGRAMS LIKE THIS ONE:


-More" Elderly Suicide Prevention" Programs
-Elderly Depression & Mental Health Programs


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