Gray Matters: Understanding Depression in Older Adults

Feelings of sadness, loneliness and grief are normal. However, when this sadness is intense, is felt for a long period of 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. Suicide prevention resources will also be discussed. Depression is not a normal part of aging.

  • Identify the risk factors and warning signs of depression and suicide in older adults
  • Describe stigma/discrimination, treatment and recovery of mental illness in older adults
  • Identify at least three resources to support older adults living with depression

Presenter: Kay King, Older Adults Program Coordinator & Community Educator; NAMI Minnesota


February 3, 2022