Videoconferenced Family Therapy for Suicidal Older Adults: A Case Report and Post-Pandemic Opportunity

Suicide is an ongoing problem in older adults: compared to younger groups, older adults die by suicide at higher rates and use more lethal means1,2. Risk factors for elder suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic include social disconnectedness, isolation, deaths of peers, devaluing of older adults by media, and financial insecurity3,4. Psychological underpinnings of elder suicidality involve thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness. Addressing these dynamics with family may mitigate this risk, yet COVID-19 has limited visitation and family work during inpatient treatment of suicidal older adults.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: research

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