People over 65 years of age are more likely to self-harm than younger people and men over 80 years of age are nine times more likely to take their own lives, than women.
But are depression and anxiety just ‘normal signs of ageing’ and how significant are they in suicidal thinking?
At this forum Professor Brian Draper will address ageism, the stigma surrounding suicidal behaviour in older adults and how we understand mental illness and ageing.
Professor Draper will discuss Australian and international research about more effective treatment and care of older patients and clients and how this can aid in suicide prevention.
There are also the following community events with Professor Brian Draper:-
Communities participating in the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Trial are also holding events for community and residential aged care providers and carers.
For further information and to register for these events contact:
Launceston event Friday 2 August 2019 SuicidePrevention@launceston.tas.gov.au
Ulverstone event Monday 5 August 2019 email@example.com
St Helens event Tuesday 6 August 2019 firstname.lastname@example.org