Mental & Emotional Health, Grief and Loss in Later Years

AARP's Life After Loss Page
A host of resources and information regarding death, grief and dealing with loss, as well as resources available for end of life planning.


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcohol and drug abuse and dependence are not just problems of the young.


American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry’s Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation was established by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to raise awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly, eliminate the stigma of mental illness and treatment, promote healthy aging strategies, and increase access to quality mental health care for the elderly.


American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.


Griefnet.org
Griefnet.org is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death and major loss.


Hospice Foundation of America
End-of-life care resources for professionals, patients and families.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.



Reference
Society of Certified Senior Advisors®. Working with Older Adults - A Professional's Guide to Contemporary Issues of Aging

Facts on Aging

Per the Population Reference Bureau, among people age 65 and older in 1965, only 5 percent had completed a bachelor’s degree or more. By 2014, this share had risen to 25 percent.
Population Reference Bureau

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