Preventing Deaths by Suicide of Older Adults in Minnesota
By: Amy Lopez, MSW, BA and Melissa Heinen, MPH, BSN
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Related Research Article: Suicide Later in Life by Yates Conwell, MD
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America, yet it is preventable. Older adults (65 years and older) make up 12% of the US population and account for 18% of all suicide deaths. Men ages 85 and older have the highest rate (over four times higher) of any group in the country. Minnesota has experienced the highest number of deaths by suicide in 2015; though remained stable among males 65 years and older). Learn how we can prevent suicide among older adults.
Managing Personality Disorders
By: John E. Brose, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Handout – Managing Personality Disorders – 3 per page
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Managing Personality Disorders – Supplemental Resource Handout
A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture. This pattern is pervasive across a broad range of personal and social situations, and leads to clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning.