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Mentally Healthy Aging: A report on overcoming stigma for older adults

Author: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Course Created: 2005

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
3.6 out of 4.0, Based on: 25 reviews

Course Summary

Mentally Healthy Aging addresses the impact of stigma and discrimination on older adults with mental illness. The course covers research findings on older adults on older adults and mental health, barriers to eliminating stigma and strategies to overcome those barriers.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  1. Research Findings on Older Adults and Mental Health
  2. Manifestations of Stigma and Discrimination
  3. Barriers to Eliminating Stigma
  4. Strategies to Overcome the Barriers

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the impact of stigma on older adults.
  • Describe the impact of mental illness on older adults.
  • Explain ways to reduce the stigma of mental illness for older adults.


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