Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Geriatric psychiatry; Older people--Mental health;
Older adults are confronted with a variety of developmental and unexpected issues that can impair or strengthen their mental health. Affective and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and suicide are some of the mental health issues when older adults experience difficulty with the aging process. On the other hand, the quality of their physical and mental health, their support system, the resolution of grief and loss issues, and the strength of their spirituality assist older adults in recreating meaning. Thus, they are able to live their senior years with purpose. These issues will be addressed and recommendations will be described with the purpose of enhancing the mental health needs of this population.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2002 Rachel I. Pettit
Pettit, Rachel I., "Issues impacting the quality of mental health in older adults" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1325.