Mental Health and Aging Forum
Date / Time: Saturday, November 3 10 am - 1 pm
Location: Beaverton Elks Lodge
Address: 3464 SW 106th Ave.
Caring for an aging loved one’s mental health is just as important as caring for their physical health. Hear from experts in the mental health field to learn more about anxiety, depression and how to recognize a crisis.
Our first speaker, Milar Moore, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) whose professional experience is in Integrated Mental Health, Treatment-Resistant Depression & Geriatrics. As of late her focus has been on providing in-home psychiatric assessment and treatment for patients. With broad experience working with seniors as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner she will be sharing knowledge on what depression and anxiety looks like in the aging population as well as giving tips on how to prevent and cope with the various aspects of these mental health issues.
Debra Darmata M.S. will be our 2nd presenter. Currently the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Washington County, she will be presenting a one hour, evidenced based, informative prevention training called QPR (Question Persuade Refer) with a specific focus on seniors. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. The intent is to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to the proper care.