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The Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference Materials

Understanding Mental Illness in Older Adults

Many of today’s elderly say they experience frequent mental distress and many of them don’t get adequate help or support to deal with the various sources of stress they face. It is important to differentiate the symptoms of aging from signs of a serious mental health condition. Speakers will explore the types, causes and detection of mental illness in seniors, treatments and therapies, and how to support the overall mental well-being of the elderly. The conference provides an overview of the multiple dimensions of mental illness and aging, including resources and services to address them.

Click on the links below for Spring 2019 PIA Conference materials!

Moral Injury and War: A Wound that Impacts Every Generation of Veterans 
By: Thomas, MPA, Director of the Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs 

Spiritual Care & Support for Veterans
By: Rev. Steve Hamilton, Pastor, St. Peter’s Tohickon UCC, and Rev. Leah Knox, MDiv, BCC, Chaplain, Phoebe Berks

Understanding Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders in Older Adults: A Focus on Depression, Substance Abuse, Self-Care, and Suicide
By: Devon Dautrich, Ph.D. Psycologist, Caron Treatment Centers, and Lauren Falgout, LCSW, Counselor/Associate Professor, Lehigh Carbon Community College

Keynote Speaker Judy Collins: Legendary folk singer, author, artist

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