Published: September 2020
This updated TIP is designed to help providers and others better understand how to identify, manage, and prevent substance misuse in older adults. The TIP describes the unique ways in which the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD) manifest in older adults; drug and alcohol use disorder screening tools, assessments, and treatments specifically tailored for older clients' needs; the interaction between SUDs and cognitive impairment; and strategies to help providers improve their older clients' social functioning and overall wellness.
Published: May 2019
This brief provides an overview of workforce issues to consider when addressing the needs of older adults living with serious mental illness (SMI). Information includes demographics; challenges faced by a provider workforce, and ideas for strengthening the geriatric workforce to address SMI.
Published: April 2019
This Guidance reviews non-pharmacologic behavioral approaches and strategies to avoid and reduce prescribing of antipsychotics whenever possible for older adults with dementia and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Published: October 2018
Este kit de herramientas ayuda a los centros para personas mayores a integrar la prevención del suicidio en actividades que apoyan el bienestar. Describe actividades que aumentan los factores de protección y explica cómo reconocer las señales de alerta del suicidio.
Published: May 2017
Designed for organizations that provide services to older adults, this toolkit offers information and materials to help understanding the issues associated with substance misuse and mental illness in older adults. The toolkit also contains materials to educate older adults.
Published: October 2016
This report for clinicians explains approaches to providing integrated care to older adults living with substance use disorder and mental illness. It highlights the importance of assessing patients for cognitive deficits and adapting behavioral interventions to help improve treatment outcomes.
Published: August 2016
Como parte de la Iniciativa de SAMHSA para el Bienestar, describe las tres principales maneras cómo las personas con trastornos de salud mental pueden promover el bienestar en su propia vida. La iniciativa alienta a las personas con trastornos de salud mental a seguir un estilo de vida saludable, trabajar con un médico de atención primaria además de un proveedor de salud mental y hacer preguntas. Este cartel viene plegado y mide 24 x 18 pulgadas (aproximadamente 61 x 46 cm).
Published: March 2016
This brief highlights the relationship between substance use and suicide and gives an overview of the issue. It describes for state and tribal prevention professionals evidence-based programs that focus on substance use and suicide prevention.
Published: October 2015
This guide provides guidelines for brief treatment and counseling with adults living with a marijuana dependence. It describes common treatment issues, assessment of marijuana use, motivational interventions, and how to change marijuana use through skill building.
Published: July 2015
This chart book reports estimates of mental health service use among adults in the United States within different racial and ethnic groups. Highlights include past year use of mental health service, use of prescription psychiatric medication, and use of outpatient and inpatient mental health service.
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