Gray Matters: Understanding Depression in Older Adults
Presented by: Kay King, director of the Older Adults Program at NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota) -
King is the former Executive Director of a retirement community in the Twin Cities. She also managed a home health care agency and is a long-time volunteer with seniors. King teaches NAMI's Family-to-Family1-week education course as well as Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid. Personal Experiences within four generations of mental illness in her family have helped shape her understanding of depression.
Feelings of sadness, loneliness, and grief are normal. However, when this sadness is intense, is felt for a long time, interferes with our ability to get along with others or to carry out the activities of everyday life...then it could be depression. Join NAMI Minnesota to talk about risk factors, warning signs, stigma, treatment, recovery and resources for depression in older adults. Depression is not a normal part of aging.
8:00 a.m. Networking and breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Presentation
FREE 1.5 CEU Credits